Cassian Baliarsingh

Popular Tamil actor Pradeep K Vijayan was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his home in Chennai, police said. The actor was only 39. He was not married and living alone at his house in Sankarapuram, Palavakkam, Chennai. The actor, best known for movies like Thegidi, Meyaadha Maan, Teddy, Irumbu Thirai and Rudhran, had earlier sought treatment for frequent bouts of dizziness and breathlessness. 

The matter came to the fore after his friend tried to call him, but did not receive any response.

Under suspicion, his other friends also tried to reach out to him on the phone, but received no answered. Later, one of them rushed to his house and knocked on the door, only to find the door locked from inside. Despite repeated knocking, when Pradeep did not open the door, his friend alerted the local cops.

Later, in the presence of a police sub-inspector, the door of the house was broken by the fire and rescue team only to find Pradeep lying dead in the bathroom. He had injuries on his head and face, police said.

The police seized the body and sent it for autopsy. A case of unnatural death has been registered in this connection and a probe is on, police said.  Preliminary probe reveal that it was an accidental fall inside the bathroom that led to his death.

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