Chennai: Tamil actor Isvar Raghunathan was arrested on Sunday (December 1), for allegedly assaulting his wife Jayashree Rao.

According to local media, Raghunathan and Jayashree used to have frequent fights after he had sought a loan of Rs 30 lakh by pledging her documents. The problems between the couple intensified as he failed to clear the loan.

Raghunathan along with his mother assaulted her, according to media reports. The assault resulted in her hospitalisation in Adyar, Chennai.

After she returned from the hospital, she filed a complaint with the Adyar all-women’s police and he was arrested under Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ladies Harassment. Police also questioned Raghunathan’s mother.

The couple had tied the knot in 2016. The pair lives in Tiruvanmiyur area in Chennai.

Raghunathan started his career with a serial named Office. Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar, Raja Rani, Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai, Devathaiyai Kanden, Kalyana Parisu and Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar are the serials in which he has acted.

Jayashree’s career began with Tamil television serial Ilavarasi. She has acted in TV soaps like Paava Mannipu, Devathai, Vamsam and reality show Super Mom.