Kanchana 3 actor and model Alexandra Ri-Djavi was found dead in her rented apartment in Goa on 19 August, as per a report by ETimes. While local police suspect the actor died by suicide, they are waiting for the official autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death.
The 24-year-old Russian model turned actor played the character of Rosy in Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 3.
The Goa Police has reportedly contacted the Russian embassy to appoint formal representatives for the medico-legal formalities and the post mortem will be conducted after consent is obtained from the deceased’s kin or family representatives.
The Goa representative of the Russian Consulate, advocate Vikram Varma, has reportedly urged the police to investigate the “possible role” of a photographer in the case. In 2019, Alexandra Djavi had accused a Chennai-based photographer of sexual misconduct.
Varma said, “I was informed that the woman had been hounded and blackmailed by a person in Chennai. After a preliminary inquiry, the Chennai police had found enough evidence to register an FIR and subsequently arrest him.”
He added that there might be ‘facets’ of the Alexandra case that are yet to be revealed. He further said that the Russian Consulate will provide all the necessary assistance to the Goa police.
(With inputs from ETimes, PTI)
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