Russian model-actor Alexandra Djavi found dead at rented home in suspected suicide
Russian model Alexandra Djavi has been reportedly found dead in her rented apartment in Goa, India, in a suspected suicide. While local police suspect the actor died by suicide, they are waiting for the official autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death.
The 24-year-old, who acted in the Indian film in Tamil language, 'Kanchana 3', was discovered hanging in her rented apartment in Siolim village, Goa, India, on Friday, August 20, 2021. Reports say police have started quizzing her boyfriend as well.
Police have begun an investigation into the actress' death, but they believe that she took her own life. They are awaiting permission from the Russian consulate before conducting an autopsy on the body.
According to a senior police official, a statement has been taken from her boyfriend. He was reportedly out when she died. "When her boyfriend reached the house, he found the main door latched from inside, and no response from the deceased," an official told the Indian publication The Times of India.
However, Vikram Varma, the Goa representative of the Russian Consulate in Mumbai, urged the police to look into a complaint the model previously made. As per the latest reports, in 2019, Djavi filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a Chennai-based photographer, the advocate said. "I was informed that the woman had been hounded and blackmailed by a person in Chennai," Varma said, as per the latest report from Indian news portal NDTV. The model had then alleged that a photographer from Chennai tried to blackmail her and sought sexual favors.
Varma said the case (of the woman's death) "may have other facets which are not clearly visible at this stage". The Russian consulate was reportedly monitoring the case and would provide all required information and assistance to the Goa police, he added.
After a preliminary inquiry, the Chennai police had found enough evidence to register a first information report and subsequently arrest him. Greater Chennai police have reportedly said they will assist Goa cops with any details of the 2019 report if required.
The young model's social media profiles show how she was a rapper, actor and model - more well known as Ally Ri, the moniker under which she also featured in music videos. The latest video was 'Relaxxx' by Andy Rude. She was based in Goa, from where she gave her 30.2K Instagram following a look into her travels, shoots, makeup and other projects.
Her last post on Instagram is eerily noteworthy since she talks about the past and the future. "We all get changes, Some of the people know how to use changes for better life, other just thinking in past and can’t see future," she had captioned the picture. In another post, she had captioned the image, "Can’t get enough of life Ain’t scared to be better and still ain’t giving up when anxiety hits hard 😊 Smile and don’t worry life will always treat you better ☺️"