Actress gets life sentence for murder of film director

7ie7kztlA court in Chennai has sentenced Tamil actress Sangeetha to life imprisonment for the murder of film director Selva.

Reports say Sangeetha expected money and a major role in his films, but Selva told her he was not in a position to offer her both, so in a fit of rage Sangeetha strangled him and escaped from a lodge in Vadapalani in March 2007.

A special team of police arrested the actress. She was given bail later and had been absconding for 7 years.  Police nabbed her again last year and filed a charge sheet against her.

An additional sessions court judge has sentenced her to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs.5,000.