Actor Bharat, the brother of popular Telugu star Ravi Teja, died here in a road accident on Saturday night, police said. Bharat, 46, is a character artist and has starred in Telugu films such as Dhee and Ready among others. "Last night, around 11 p.m., the accident occurred on Outer Ring Road near Shamshabad. Bharat was driving a Red Skoda, which rammed into the back of a parked truck. Due to the high-speed collision, he died on the spot," a police source informed. A case has been registered against the truck driver as he didn't take proper precautions in parking the vehicle after it broke down. Police haven't ruled out drunken driving as the cause of the accident.
The body has been shifted to Osmania General Hospital mortuary. The police couldn't figure out where he was going or coming from. RGI Airport inspector M Mahesh told TOI," We will send the viscera to Forensic Science Laboratory for examination to see if the victim had consumed alcohol." Bharath’s brother Ragu refused to comment but their actor friend Uttej said, "I am not in a condition to talk." It is rather sad and quite sudden. The family is mourning his death while the police are trying to find out the cause of the accident. (ALSO READ: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja wants to do a Bollywood film like Arjun Kapoor’s Ki and Ka!)
The police haven't ruled out 'Driving Under Influence' yet and are waiting for the postmortem reports. The actor had reportedly been arrested by the Hyderabad police once for possession of cocaine. According to several media reports, the police took identified the victim because of facial disfiguration. Well, we hope the family copes up with his death soon. Our heart goes out to them. Rana Daggubati also took to Twitter to express his grief. Take a look at his tweet here.
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