Kannada Actor Darshan Thoogudeepa Arrested In Murder Case


Kannada cinema star Darshan Thoogudeepa and his alleged romantic partner Pavithra Gowda have found themselves embroiled in a perplexing murder case, with both individuals taken into custody by the Bengaluru police.

The investigation centers around the killing of a 33-year-old man named Renuka Swamy, whose body was discovered in a stormwater drain in the city’s Kamakshipalya area on June 9, 2024, a day after his reported demise.

Authorities allege that Swamy had made disparaging remarks about Gowda on social media platforms, which purportedly prompted Thoogudeepa and his associates to orchestrate a sinister plot to end the victim’s life.

The unfolding narrative suggests that the 47-year-old actor reached out to the president of the Chitradurga Fan Association to ascertain Swamy’s whereabouts and arrange for his transportation to Bengaluru. 

Swamy was subsequently apprehended in Chitradurga and taken to a shed in Kamakshipalya, where he was allegedly subjected to brutal torture, ultimately leading to his untimely demise. The victim’s body bore numerous signs of injury, including a staggering 15 bone fractures, before being discarded into the stormwater drain.

In a swift response, the police have taken Darshan Thoogudeepa, Pavithra Gowda, and 11 other suspected accomplices into custody. The apprehended individuals were transported to Bowring Hospital for medical evaluation and later presented before a local court, where they were remanded to police custody until June 17.

The Karnataka Home Minister has emphasized that law enforcement agencies have granted full autonomy in handling the case and that legal proceedings will be pursued without prejudice, regardless of the suspects’ social standing or celebrity status.

On social media had made derogatory comments against actress Pavithra Gowda, Pavithra Gowda’s rumoured girlfriend of of Darshan. In the police case, Pavithra and the other 11 accomplices were arrested along with the darshan. In Mysuru Hotel Darshan, 47 were picked up. 

In a murder case, Darshan Thoogudeepa has been taken into custody for his alleged role at Kamakshipalyaunder the police station area falling, B.Dayanand police Commissioner of Bengaluru sending the message to a woman preliminary information revealed that the murdered person. 

Dayanand is adding is going on further investigation. medical examination in Bowring Hospital later in the day, all 13, including Pavithra and Darshan were taken. On Tuesday in the Local Court, they were sent to police custody till June 17. In the hospital, as a precautionary measure, a heavy presence was made.

Who is Darshan Thoogudeepa?

Darshan Thoogudeepa, a prominent figure in the Kannada film industry, has made a lasting impact through his versatile performances and entrepreneurial ventures. Born on February 16, 1977, in Mysore, Karnataka, India, he has established himself as one of the most sought-after actors, producers, and distributors in the region.

Early Life and Career

Darshan’s early life was marked by his father, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, a renowned actor who initially discouraged his son from pursuing a career in acting. However, Darshan’s passion for the craft led him to enrol in Ninasam, a prestigious theatre training institute in Shimoga. After completing his training, he worked as a projectionist and later as an assistant cameraman before making his acting debut in television soap operas and small films in the mid-1990s.

Major Break and Success

Darshan’s breakthrough role came with the 2001 film Majestic, directed by P. N. Satya. He then appeared in several commercially successful films, including Kariya (2003), Kalasipalya (2005), Gaja (2008), Navagraha (2008), Saarathi (2011), Bulbul (2013), Yajamana (2019), Robert (2021), and Kaatera (2023).

Awards and Recognition

Throughout his career, Darshan has received numerous accolades for his performances. Some notable awards include:

  • Zee Kannada Innovative Film Awards (2010) – Onida Style Icon (Won)
  • TV9 Awards (2012) – Best Actor for Saarathi (Won)
  • Suvarna Film Awards (2012) – Favorite Hero (Won)
  • Filmfare Awards South (2012) – Best Actor for Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna (Won)
  • SIIMA Awards (2012) – Best Actor for Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna (Won)
  • Bangalore Press Club Man of the Year (2012) – (Won)
  • Bangalore Times Film Awards (2012) – Best Actor for Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna (Won)
  • 9th SIIMA Award (2021) – Best Actor for Yajamana (Won).

FAQ Darshan

What are the problems between Darshan and his wife?

Darshan was arrested on 9 Sep 2011, by Vijaynagar police for assaulting his wife, for an attempt to murder, and for domestic violence against his wife Vijaylakshmi.

Why is darshan in Jail?

On Tuesday (June 11) Darshan spent his first night in jail, he was arrested in the Renuka Swamy murder case.

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