Late south Indian actor Rajan P Dev's wife Santha has been arrested by Kerala Police on Wednesday, in connection with the death of her daughter in-law, Priyanka. The deceased was the wife of actor Unni P. Dev.
Priyanka was found hanging in her bedroom at her home in May. Santha was arrested for abetment to suicide. Unni was earlier arrested in connection with the case, and later granted bail.
According to media reports, Santha was summoned to the Nedumangad police station in Thiruvananthapuram, where the arrest was recorded. Later, she was granted bail.
Before her death, Priyanka, a sports teacher, had filed a complaint of domestic violence. He had reportedly accused her husband and mother-in-law of abusing her. The brother of the deceased too had filed a complaint, saying his sister suffered physical and emotional abuse in her husband's house.
Unni and Priyanka got married on November 21, 2019. Unni became a popular name in Malayalam cinema after featuring in movies like Idi, Rakshadhikari Baiju, Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu, Mandaram, Janamaithri and Sachin.