Karnataka

Kannada actor Susheel Gowda found dead

Sushil Kumar (32) an upcoming actor known by his screen name Susheel Gowda ended his life at a farm house on the outskirts of Mandya, on Wednesday.

He had a stint in television before landing a role in a Kannada movie titled Kamarottu Checkpost. He also acted in Duniya Vijay-starrer Salaga which is yet to be released.

 Apart from acting, Sushil Kumar was an instructor in a gym in Bengaluru but was out of work following the cessation of all film activities due to the COVID-19 lockdown and closure of gym.

Police suspect Sushil Kumar to have died by suicide due to dejection as he was out of work since the lockdown.

Mandya police have registered a case and are investigating.

Expressing grief, in a social media post, Duniya Vijay said, “looking at him I had though he would become hero one day...”

Regretting that he died before the films release, Vijay expressed pain over the plight of his family members.

Another Kannada actor Dhanajaya in a tweet said, “Susheel, dont know what u were going through, but u had a future.You should have waited for good days.#RIP.”

People in distress or having suicidal thoughts can seek counselling by calling Karnataka’s suicide prevention helpline 104.

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