After Sandalwood star Darshan was hauled up for beating his wife, another actor from the industry has allegedly committed the same offence.
Actor Prasanth of Orata I Love You fame is allegedly absconding after assaulting his wife Shashirekha.
The accused had been slapped with a case of dowry harassment at the Halasuru Gate Women’s Police Station last month. However, since then, she claims that she received no help on the matter from the cops.
On Monday (October 24, 2011), Shashirekha learnt that her husband has been living with another woman. She barged into the flat and dragged him to the local Sanjaynagar Police Station, but the actor reportedly jumped the compound wall of the police station and managed to escape.
“He used to beat me up severely earlier, but last month he crossed the line. That is why I approached the Halasuru Gate Women’s Police cell. Since then, he left home and was on the run. I came to know that he has been staying in Dollars Colony with another woman,” said Shashirekha.
Following this incident, Shashirekha claims that the cops at the Sanjaynagar police station refused to listen to her pleas and did not arrest Prasanth. Later, she approached Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji.
Shashirekha has filed a complaint against the Sanjaynagar police station with the police commissioner office for assisting in her husband’s escape.
Sources from the Sanjaynagar police station, however, claimed that the couple never came to the station.
The matter is now under investigation and the actor is untraceable.
Prashanth and Shashirekha have been married for eight years and have a five-year-old child. After gaining recognition for his movie Orata I Love You, other movies starring Prashanth – Maharshi, Anjadiru and Sampigeya – bombed.