Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide case took a new turn after it emerged that his father K.K. Singh has filed an FIR in the Rajiv Nagar police station here accusing six people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty for abetment to suicide.
Chakraborty has admitted to being the late actor’s girlfriend in an open letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah pleading for a CBI probe in the matter.
Rajiv Nagar police station in-charge Yogendra Ravidas said Sushant Singh Rajput’s father K.K. Singh has accused six people, including Chakraborty for abetment to suicide in his complaint (FIR number 241/20). The police are investigating the case.”
“Rhea Chakraborty and five other persons have been charged under Sections 340, 341, 380, 406, 420 and 306 of IPC after Sushant Singh Rajput’s father filed an FIR against them. Further investigation is going on in the case,” Sanjay Kumar, IG Patna Central Zone, told reporters here.
According to sources a four-member police team from Patna has left for Mumbai to investigate the claims made in the FIR.
Chakraborty had earlier disclosed that she received rape and murder threats on social media over the actor’s death and added that she “only wanted to understand what prompted him to take the step”.
Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide on June 14 in his flat in Bandra. While Mumbai Police is already investigating the case and even several people have been interrogated.
Several organizations have been demanding a CBI probe into the matter as the death of the actor has literally opened a can of worms with nepotism charges, groupism and lobbying in Bollywood coming to the fore.
So far, around 40 people have already recorded their statements, including director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, director Mukesh Chhabra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, film critic Rajeev Masand, director Mahesh Bhatt among others.
Chakraborty’s statement was recorded at Bandra Police Station on June 18, four days after Sushant’s demise.
“Dil Bechara”, his last movie that was released online on July 24 on Disney+ Hotstar, has drawn praise from critics.