Kannada actress Jayashree Ramaiah died by suicide on Monday at the Sandhya Kiran Old Age Home and Rehabilitation Centre on the city's outskirts, the police said.
A case has been filed at the Madanayakanahalli police station in Bengaluru rural district. As per Jayashree's close associates, she was suffering from depression and getting treated at the rehabilitation centre.
Jayashree of 'Bigg Boss' fame was a model turned actress who made her acting debut with Imran Sardhariya's 'Uppu Huli Khara' (salt, sour and spice) in 2017.
Bengaluru Rural Additional Superintendent of police Lashmi Ganesh confirmed to IANS that Jayashree had committed suicide by hanging.
The rehabilitation centre's website does not say anything as to what kind of rehabilitation it does, but explains at length about its services pertaining to old-age services.
Its trustee Naveen Srinivas told IANS that he had 'remained out of touch' with the activities related to the centre. "I have left it to doctors and professionals to manage the centre. It would not be right on my part to speak about the centre's affairs," he said, adding that the actress had 'committed suicide'.
Jayashree was a contestant in 'Bigg Boss' Kannada season 3. Unlike many other participants, she did not get a lot of work after participating in the famous reality show. She was said to be unhappy over absence of opportunities and had confided about it to her friends.