Album actress death: Bolangir police detains husband

Sambalpur: Belpada Police in Bolangir district have detained the husband of Sambalpuri album actress, Simran who was found dead under the Mahanadi River Bridge near Goira Matha in Sambalpur yesterday. Her husband, identified as Dhruvaraj Suna alias Ranju has been detained for interrogation, informed sources.

According to sources, Ranju has accepted that he and Simran were married after a love relationship and have been staying separately for the last few days owing to some marital discord.

“I said to Simran that there is no one to take care of my parents as I am their only son. She got angry and asked me to go my way. I slapped her once that day but felt guilty instantly. I had last seen her on December 22 and in between, her family contacted me to speak with her. The rumours about her murder are all false, Simran has committed suicide,” Ranju said.

It is to be noted that the mutilated body of the actress Simran Singh was found under Mahanadi River Bridge near Goira Matha in Sambalpur yesterday. Simran’s mother Rani Devi had alleged physical and mental abuse by her husband. Moreover, her mother also brought allegations against popular Sambalpuri singer Ruku Suna.

Meanwhile, Ruku Suna has refuted the allegations. “All allegations against me are false. Ranju Suna is a relative of mine and both Ranju and Simran have worked with me as a part of my band. I have not been in contact with them since June 2018,” Ruku Suna said.