New Delhi: Model-cum-actor Shahana BK, 20, daughter of Althaf and Umaiba and a native of Cheruvathur in Kasaragod, was found dead in her rented flat in Kozhikode. Her husband Sajjad Rasheed, 31, of Kakkodi, said her body was found hanging from a window grill at the flat in Parambil Bazar around midnight on Thursday.
Sahana’s parents had alleged that their daughter suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, Sajjad. The police took custody of her husband and launched a probe into the matter.
“Shahana contacted us on Thursday evening. It was her 20th birthday. She told me that she will come to her house to celebrate her birthday. She was very happy. I don’t think she committed suicide,” Shahana’s mother, Uveyma, was quoted as saying by Mathrubhumi.
Sahana, a model and actress by profession, lived in a rented flat in Kozhikode’s Parambil Bazar with her husband, Sajjad. The police recovered her body from her residence on Thursday at 11 pm. The decedent’s parents have alleged that Sajjad may have murdered their daughter, following which the police arrested him.
News reports suggest that the woman’s husband has been taken into police custody and is being questioned. A case of unnatural death has been registered in this regard.
“We have received information that they had a fight over some cheque which she received for modelling. His version is that she hanged herself on the window. We are investigating whether her act was sufficient to cause death,” ACP Sudharshan told the media.
Shahana had married Kozhikode native Sajjad a year and a half ago. Sajjad was working in Qatar when the couple tied the knot.