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Kannada actor Darshan held for beating up wife

Sep 09, 2011 09:48 AM IST India India

New Delhi: Popular Kannada actor Darshan was arrested on Friday morning on charges of assaulting and threatening his wife with a revolver and has been booked for various offences, including attempt to murder, police said.

Darshan went to the house of Vijayalakshmi's friend Vidya with whom she was staying to demand that his wife should return to his residence in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar in Bangalore.

Darshan's wife Vijayalakshmi is admitted to Bangalore's Gayatri hospital's Intensive Care Unit for injuries. The couple married in 2000 and have a son.

Cases under different IPC sections including 307 (attempt to murder) and Arms Act have been registered against the actor, police said.

In her complaint, Vijayalakshmi alleged that the actor has been torturing her and their three-year-old child. Police said Vijayalakshmi along with her child had gone to her friend's house last evening after a fight with Darshan.

The actor later went there and was returning home with his wife and child in his car when he allegedly assaulted her in an inebriated condition, police said.

Darshan, son of erstwhile Kannada film villain, Toogdeepa Srinivas, has a huge fan following. He has acted in numerous blockbusters and has three big budget movies featuring him scheduled for release.