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Kanchana 3 actress Alexandra Djavi found dead in Goa, history of harassment comes to light

Alexandra Djavi had accused a photographer of sexual harassment in 2019.

Shaheen Irani
Aug 23, 2021
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Alexandra Djavi.

Russian model-turned-actress Alexandra Djavi was found dead in her rented apartment in Solim, Goa on Friday. The 24-year-old died by hanging, as per the statement of the Greater Chennai Police. They also assured assistance to the Goan counterparts with a complaint she had lodged two years ago.

Alexandra, who had worked in the Tamil film Kanchana 3, lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against a photographer in Chennai back in 2019. She charged him for seeking favours to click her photographs. According to a report on Filmibeat, the accused was even arrested in Chennai after the complaint was lodged.

Primary investigation reports of the police states that 24-year-old actress might have died by suicide. On Friday, police found her hanging in her room with the door locked from inside.

According to the report on the portal, Alexandra was also suffering from depression. The North Goan village locals who were her neighbours were of the opinion that she underwent depression after a recent breakup with her boyfriend.

Kanchana 3.

The report further stated that both the photographer and Alexandra’s ex-boyfriend will be interrogated by the police in the case. They are expected to be called to the police station within this week.

More details about the case will be revealed once the post-mortem reports are out. The Goa police wrote to the Russian embassy to appoint formal representatives for the processing of further medico-legal formalities.

Goa-based Russian consulate lawyer Vikram Varma spoke about the case and told IANS, “We should rule out any possibility of homicide, because people who commit murder, sometimes disguise their acts in such a clever manner that it appears like a suicide or an accident.”

Alexandra Djavi gained fame by acting as the ghost Julie opposite actor-director Raghava Lawrence in Kanchana 3. She lived in Chennai to be able to pursue her acting career in the Tamil film industry.

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