The high-profile Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is taking twists and turns with every passing day. In the latest happening SSR’s father has filed an FIR against his alleged girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor’s suicide.
Krishna Kumar Singh (74), a resident of Rajiv Nagar locality here, had been maintaining a stoic silence over the tragic death of his 34-year-old son on June 14.
An FIR was lodged on the basis of the bereaved father’s complaint on July 25 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including those pertaining to abetment of suicide and fraud, Inspector General of Police, Patna Zone, Sanjay Singh told.
The IGP said a four-member team has left for Mumbai to investigate the charges leveled by the complainant.
After Rajput’s death, Chakraborty had requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter seeking a CBI probe.
“I demand an investigation from the Central Bureau of Investigation. I wanted to know about reasons causing him to end his life” he said.
There’s been an investigation going on by Mumbai police who have already questioned 40 renowned people from Bollywood including Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Rhea Chakraborty.
The FIR has been registered in several sections of IPC including 306 (abetment of suicide), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly in finance), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement).
In his complaint, Rajput’s father has also sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the “machinations” of Chakraborty and her family members had caused his son to crack up, despite a successful career in films, and ultimately drove him to suicide. He accused Rhea Chakraborty, a struggling actress of having befriended Rajput in May 2019 with a clear intent to use his good contacts for the advancement of her own career.
He has also alleged that the actress was aided by her family members, including parents since they all were looking to purloin the assets of my son worth crores of rupees and started interfering in all aspects of his life.
Singh wanted a police investigation to ascertain where the Rs 15 crore deposited in a bank account held by Rajput was transferred.
The complaint said Chakraborty and her family convinced Rajput to leave his own residence and stay at a resort in the vicinity of Mumbai claiming his house was “haunted.”
Singh has alleged that Chakraborty got Rajput treated by some “conniving” doctors for mental illness while keeping his family in the dark.
He also alleged that on June 6, less than a week before Rajput was found hanging from the ceiling of his Bandra house, Chakraborty came to his place and decamped with many of his belongings, including cash, his laptop, ATM card, and other important documents.
At one point in time, my son decided to give up films, settle down in Coorg, and pursue farming. He was blackmailed by Chakraborty who threatened him that she would make his medical history public and let the world know that he was mentally unstable, putting his career in jeopardy, he alleged in the FIR.
He also claimed that Chakraborty created “distance” between Rajput and his family.
Sushant Singh Rajput(34) allegedly committed suicide at his apartment Bandra Mumbai on June 14.
The demand for a CBI probe into Sushant’s death case has been done by several political leaders and film personalities.
Sushant’s untimely death has raised the debate of prolonged nepotism and favoritism in Bollywood. The actor from Bihar was allegedly boycotted by many production houses, leading him to end his life.