Police arrested Rahul Navlani, the main suspect in the alleged suicide of noted TV actor Vaishali Takkar, on Wednesday.
Earlier, the Indore police commissioner announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Rahul Navlani and his wife Disha, who are accused of assisting the actor of the TV series Sasural Simar Ka in his suicide. In their name, a lookout notice was also issued.
“Police teams were looking for the couple and one such team was able to arrest Rahul Navlani,” Tejaji Nagar Police Station in-charge R D Kanwa said.
“Rahul was trying to flee Indore but was nabbed before he could do so,” the police officer said, adding, he is being questioned over suspicion that rose during the investigation.
Asked whether his wife was also nabbed, Kanwa said he was not aware of it.
Earlier in the day Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said a lookout circular has been issued against the couple. A reward of Rs 5,000 for both the accused was also announced.
The accused couple lived in the neighbourhood of Vaishali Takkar. She was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her house in Saibag Colony on Sunday.
A case was registered under Indian Penal Code Section 306 (abetment of suicide) against Thakkar’s neighbour Rahul and his wife Disha, officials said.
A five-page suicide note was discovered at the scene in which Vaishali accused Rahul of harassing her, they said, adding that the actor’s family members claimed Rahul had been harassing her since learning of her plans to marry.