Indian actress and model Shahana was found hanging at her residence in Kerala on her 22nd birthday.
The police have lodged a case against Shahana’s husband Sajjad and taken him into custody after the model’s family alleged that he tortured her.
A relative of Shahana told media that she was subjected to domestic violence and the neighbours had witnessed this several times.
The Malayalam model-turned-actress had celebrated her 22nd birthday earlier in the day.
According to media reports, Shahana began her career as an actress in advertising in Kerala and had recently appeared in a Tamil film.
Police officials are investigating the incident and have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.
A police officer said that it is still unclear whether this was a suicide case.