Popular television serial actor and host Chitra, who rose to fame with her role in the Tamil soap opera Pandian Stores, was found dead at a hotel room in Chennai’s Nazrathpet on December 9, Wednesday. Chitra’s role as Mullai Kathiravan aka Mulla on Pandian Stores was one among the main characters on the popular show. She was 29 and is suspected to have died by suicide.

Hemnath told the police that he knocked on the door repeatedly and since there was no reply for a long time, he informed the hotel staff. One of the staffers, Ganesh, accompanied him to the room. They found Chitra dead inside. The hotel authorities called the control room and the team from the Nazarethpet police rushed to the hotel. A case has been registered and an inquiry has been ordered by the Revenue Divisional Officer, since she got married only two months ago