Darshan case: Kiccha Sudeep demands justice for Renukaswamy, says ‘film industry will be relieved if culprit is…’

  • Darshan case: Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep speaks out about Darshan case, demands justice for victims, and says that the industry would heave a sigh of relief if the perpetrator is brought to justice.

Written By Karishma Pranav Bhavsar
Updated17 Jun 2024, 12:11 PM IST
Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa.
Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa.(ANI)

Darshan case: Actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, along with Pavithra Gowda and 11 of his close associates, were arrested for the alleged murder of 33-year-old Renukaswamy. Renukaswamy, a native of Chitradurga, was allegedly killed for harassing Pavithra Gowda on social media. He was reportedly lured to a farmhouse near Mysuru owned by Darshan, who is a close friend of Pavithra.

Also Read: Darshan’s manager commits suicide at actor’s Bengaluru farmhouse, leaves note and video

Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep has now spoken about the incident involving his former close friend, actor Darshan Thoogudeepa. Sudeep demanded justice for Ramaswamy, his family, and his unborn child. He fsaid the incident has cast the Kannada film industry in a negative light.

Defending the Kannada film industry, he emphasised that cinema involves the efforts of many individuals and not just one or two. The industry would be releieved if the perpetrator is brought to justice, Sudeep said.

Also Read: Darshan Thoogudeepa ’hatched’ plan to kill Renukaswamy for his lewd message on Pavithra Gowda’s social media

While speaking to the media, Sudeep said, “We are only aware of what the media is showing to us because we are not going to the police station to get the information. It looks like the media and the police are working hard to uncover the truth. There’s no doubt about that... that family deserves justice,”OneIndia reported.

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Further expressing sympathy, he added, "That girl deserves justice. Renukaswamy, who died on the streets, deserves justice. The unborn child deserves justice. Above all, everyone should have faith in justice, and justice should prevail in this case," Sudeep said.

Also Read: Darshan case: Renuka Swamy died from shock and haemorrhage, says autopsy report

Without naming Darshan, he added, “It would be wrong for me to speak on their behalf or against them.”

"The film industry should get justice. All the blame seems to be placed on the film industry. The industry needs a clean chit. There are many artists involved. Cinema is not just one or two people. The film industry will be relieved if the culprit is punished," OneIndia reported.

Actor, producer and policitian, Ramya aka Divya Spandana, in a recent interview with a television channel, claimed that the clout being attributed to Darshan is overrated. “In the past he did, but I don’t think he does anymore the way we are hyping him up. For example, he campaigned for a couple of candidates in the last election and all of them lost. So, I don't think, just because you see people standing outside the police station, it doesn’t mean he has that kind of clout,” she was quoted as saying by PTI.

Another actor, Sanjjana Galrani, voiced her support for the star, asserting that he is merely an accused and not the culprit. Speaking to a YouTube channel, Galrani expressed shock after she came to know about the arrest through Instagram.

She described June 12 as a "black day" for the Kannada film industry, and cautioned against rushing to conclusions, and said, “It’s very early to jump the gun. When something like this happens with a celebrity if there is a 5% allegation, it becomes a 500% allegation,” PTI quoted Galrani as saying.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published:17 Jun 2024, 12:11 PM IST
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