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Sushant Singh Rajput’s father files FIR against actor’s friend for abetting suicide

A four-member team of the Patna Police has left for Mumbai for further investigations. “We have spoken to Mumbai Police to seek their cooperation,” said a police officer.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: July 29, 2020 5:00:01 pm
rhea chakraborty sushant singh rajput suicide cbi enquiry Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty were rumoured to be in a relationship.

ACTOR SUSHANT Singh Rajput’s father has filed an FIR in Patna against actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others, including three of her family members, for abetment of suicide, police said on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police, Patna Central, Sanjay Singh confirmed that the FIR was filed on Saturday.

“My son was at the peak of his acting career till May 2019. During that period, Rhea and her relatives developed an acquaintance with my son, under a deliberate conspiracy, so that Rhea could establish herself in the film industry and
with an eye on Sushant’s wealth… He was later made to rent a house that was haunted, and that had an impact on my son,” Rajput’s father, K K Singh, has said in the FIR.

Singh, a retired engineer, lives in Rajiv Nagar, Patna. Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai on June 14.

Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput A police officer said Rajput’s family has accused Chakraborty of using his credit cards during a Europe tour. (File photo)

The FIR has been filed under IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating).

A police officer said Rajput’s family has also alleged that Chakraborty used his credit cards during a Europe tour.

Besides Chakraborty, the others named in the FIR are three of her relatives, Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty and Shobhik Chakraborty, and two others – Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.

A four-member team of the Patna Police has left for Mumbai for further investigations. “We have spoken to Mumbai Police to seek their cooperation,” said a police officer.

The Mumbai Police is already probing the alleged suicide case and has questioned several people. In her statement to the Mumbai Police, Chakraborty had claimed that Rajput was upset over the nature of his contract with a leading film production house.

On July 23, she had sought a CBI probe into his death. Tagging Union Home Minister Amit Shah, she had tweeted: “Respected @AmitShah sir, I’m Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government. However, in the interest of justice, I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter. I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step.”

Earlier this month, she had also lodged a complaint with the police against two Instagram account holders who allegedly threatened to rape and kill her.

Several Bihar politicians, including RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and LJP leader Chirag Paswan, have demanded a probe into Rajput’s death.

Sushant Singh Rajput case timeline

June 14: Sushant Singh Rajput found dead
June 20: Statements of 14 individuals, including his family members, recorded
June 27: Two former employees of Yash Raj Films questioned about the actor’s contract with YRF
July 8: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s statement recorded
July 9: Shekhar Kapur e-mails his statement to police
July 18: YRF chairman Aditya Chopra’s statement recorded
July 22: Movie critic Rajeev Masand called in for questioning
July 28: Father files case against actor’s friend Rhea Chakraborty

– With ENS, Mumbai

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