RUSSIAN model Alexandra Djavi has been found dead at her home in Goa in a suspected suicide as cops quiz her boyfriend.
The 24-year-old, who acted in Tamil film Kanchana 3, was discovered hanging in her rented apartment in Siolim village, India, on Friday.
Police have begun an investigation into the actress’ death, but believe she took her own life.
Cops are waiting for the Russian Consulate’s permission before conducting an autopsy on the body.
A statement has been taken from her boyfriend, a senior police official said.
He was reportedly out when she died.
“When her boyfriend reached the house, he found the main door latched from inside, and no response from the deceased,” an official told the Times of India.
But Vikram Varma, the Goa representative of the Russian Consulate in Mumbai, has urged police to look into a complaint the model previously made.
In 2019, Djavi filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a Chennai-based photographer the advocate said.
“I was informed that the woman had been hounded and blackmailed by a person in Chennai,” Varma said, reports NDTV.
“After a preliminary inquiry, the Chennai police had found enough evidence to register an FIR and subsequently arrest him.”
Greater Chennai police have reportedly said they will assist Goa cops with any details of the 2019 if required.
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