The darling of the masses VJ Chithra, who got her big break after playing the role Mullai in Pandian Stores serial, passed away by suicide yesterday (9 Dec) at a five star hotel in Chennai. She was reportedly found hanging from a ceiling fan.

However, Chithra's mother is insisting that her daughter was a bold woman and will never resort to taking her own life. She even accuses her son-in-law Hemanth who stayed with Chithra at the hotel when the incident happened.

Police are still investigating the case by interrogating her fiance Hemanth and the hotel staff, while Chithra's remains were brought to her house in Chennai today .

Watch the funeral LIVE here:

May her soul rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.