Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa ARRESTED by Bengaluru police in connection with murder case

Sandalwood’s superstar Darshan Thoogudeepa has been booked by Bengaluru police over connections in a murder case. Read details!

Updated on Jun 11, 2024  |  01:25 PM IST |  67.1K
Kannada actor Darshan arrested in murder case; picked up from his Mysore farmhouse
Kannada actor Darshan arrested in murder case; picked up from his Mysore farmhouse (PC: Darshan Thoogudeepa, Instagram)

Trigger Warning: This article contains gruesome details of murder and violence, which could be triggering for some readers.

Kannada’s own, Challenging star Darshan Thogudeepa, was arrested by the Bengaluru Police for his involvement in a murder case. According to the Deccan Herald, the actor had connections to three other people who killed Chitradurga native Renuka Swamy.

As per reports, the superstar had instructed to murder Swamy after the victim sent vulgar messages to the former’s co-actress Pavithra Gowda. The actor is currently being taken to Bengaluru after being picked up from his farmhouse in Mysore.

Darshan Thoogudeepa under arrest in murder case

According to reports, the Bengaluru police registered the murder case of Renuka Swamy, a pharmacist from Chitradurga on June 9, 2024. The case was filed by the victim’s mother with the investigation currently underway.

As per speculations, the victim made some obscene comments about actress Pavithra Gowda on her social media platform, which led to the unfortunate incident. It is also reported that Darshan gave the instructions for the heinous crime.

Some reports even indicate that the victim was murdered in front of the actor, after being hit with multiple weapons in his garage. Later on, the victim’s body was discovered in a drainage.

For those unaware, actors Darshan and Pavithra Gowda have been rumored to be in a supposed relationship for a decade now. Despite being married and sharing a child with his wife Vijayalakshmi, the actor is said to have been in an alleged affair. This controversy had rustled some feathers back in the day as well, prompting yet another controversy to his name.

Who is Darshan Thoogudeepa?

Darshan Thoogudeepa is one of the most successful actors in Kannada film industry. His father Thoogudeepa Srinivas was a veteran actor in the industry known for portraying several negative roles in Rajkumar movies.

The actor has been a known face in the Kannada industry for several years now and is often lumped up in headlines due to his controversial lifestyle. From allegations of domestic violence to animal poaching, the actor has got quite the rapport in police records.

The actor was last seen in the action drama film Kaatera, directed by Tharun Sudhir. His next film Devil: The Hero is speculated to hit the screens this year. It also features actors Rachana Rai and Mahesh Manjrekar in key roles.

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Goutham S is a native of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A writer for a few years now, particularly following Indian


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