Kannada superstar Darshan arrested in murder investigation

    Kannada superstar Darshan's arrest has sent shockwaves through the state, as he enjoys a huge fan following across Karnataka.

    Kannada superstar Darshan.

    Kannada superstar Darshan.

    In a shocking turn of events, Kannada superstar Darshan has been arrested by the Karnataka police in connection with a murder investigation. He was taken into custody in Mysuru. 

    Darshan has been arrested in connection with the murder of Renuka Swamy. The victim, a native of Chitradurga, was found dead a couple of months ago in Kamakshipalya in Bengaluru. 

    According to reports, the investigation revealed that Darshan was allegedly in touch with one of the accused in the case. The superstar is accused of ordering the murder of Renuka Swamy, who was allegedly harassing Pavitra Gowda, Darshan's close friend.

    It is said that Renuka Swamy was brought to Darshan's farmhouse in Mysuru, where he was tortured and killed. Later, the victim's body was dumped in a drain in Kamakshipalya, Bengaluru. The investigation began after a missing person complaint was filed in Chitradurga. During the course of the investigation, three people reportedly surrendered, taking responsibility for the murder of Renuka Swamy. The accused claimed they killed Renuka Swamy due to a financial conflict. However, further investigations led to the alleged involvement of Darshan in the murder.

    So far, the police have taken ten people into custody, including Darshan. The film star will be taken to Bengaluru for further questioning. Following his arrest, the police have deployed security at Darshan's residence in Bengaluru's RR Nagar.

    The news has sent shockwaves through the state, as Darshan enjoys a huge fan following across Karnataka.

    Darshan is the son of the late actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas. He made his screen debut as a lead actor in 2001 with the movie Majestic. The film, in which he played a young gangster, became a huge hit at the box office, instantly making him a bankable talent. He has since delivered several blockbusters including Kaatera. 

    The 2023 action drama emerged as the biggest hit by earning more than Rs 100 crore in Karnataka alone.