Sahana Sajad, the Malayalam actor and model, was found dead in her rented Kozhikode residence on Friday. Her husband has been taken into custody after allegations of assault from the actor’s family.
It was the late actor’s 22nd birthday when her husband Sajad reportedly claimed that he found her dead in the bathroom at her residence in Parambil Bazar.
The neighbours of the couple were alerted by the actor’s husband late on Thursday that his wife was not well and on reaching their home, they found her lying on his lap, as the Kozhikode Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sudarshan, who is investigating the case told media.
Native to the Kasargode district in Kerala, the actor was rushed to the Kozhikode government hospital where the doctors declared her dead.
While the actor’s mother, Umaiban, has reportedly told the police that Sahana would never take a step toward suicide and that she was murdered. She further alleged that Sahana had earlier informed her about regular torture and drunken fights initiated by Sajad. The actor also alleged that her husband also pestered her for dowry and had sold off all her jewellery.
“Sajad is responsible for her death. He and his parents and his sister used to regularly misbehave with my daughter and recently he had beaten her and forced her to hand over a cheque she received as remuneration on a modelling assignment,” the actor’s mother alleged.
Sahana’s mother also informed the police that the actor and her husband were living separately for the past some time. The neighbours also reportedly agreed with Sahana’s mother regarding the couple not having a good relationship for some time now and that they had regular fights, They also mentioned that the actor was keeping busy in the recent times with her assignments in the Tamil film industry as well.
As per the police, Sajad is being questioned and his arrest would be recorded after further investigation of the case.
Malayalam actor Munna who worked with Sahan on her latest project took to social media to share a picture from their last day of shooting and a video with her from their early shooting days.
“Never knew this will be our last pictures together. Taken on the last day of (the) shoot. Such a promising actress. Truth should come out soon. Can’t still believe you left all of us. Too young, no words to say. Just prayers. RIP”