The Arrest of Darshan Thoogudeepa: Unraveling the Murder Mystery

True Crime Lounge
4 min readJun 12, 2024

The Arrest of Kannada Actor Darshan Thoogudeepa

Darshan Thoogudeepa and Pavithra Gowda

The arrest of the well-known Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and actress Pavithra Gowda has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry due to their alleged involvement in the murder of 33-year-old Renukaswamy. The case has garnered widespread attention due to its chilling details and alleged connection to online harassment.

The Tragic Incident

Renuka Swamy

Renuka Swamy, a former employee at Apollo Pharmacy in Chitradurga, was found dead on June 8, 2024, at the Sumanahalli Bridge in Bengaluru. Shockingly, his body was found in a stormwater drain. The circumstances surrounding his death are deeply disturbing with initial findings revealed Swamy was tortured and murdered.

  • CCTV Footage: Furthermore, a CCTV video allegedly showed Darshan’s car near the place where Swamy’s body was disposed of, potentially mounting trouble for the actor

Alleged Online Harassment and Retaliation