Kannada star Darshan arrested

Bangalore: Popular Kannada actor Darshan was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife with revolver and has been booked for various offences including attempt to murder, police said.

The actor was taken into custody based on a complaint filed by his wife, Vijayalaxmi who is undergoing treatment for injuries in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital.

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

In her complaint, Vijayalaxmi alleged that the actor has been torturing her and their three-year-old child.

Police said Vijayalaxmi 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.

The actor married Vijayalaxmi seven years ago after a love affair.

PTI

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