Late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has filed a police complaint against his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. Sushant was found dead in his Mumbai apartment and police said it was a suicide case .
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family have accused Rhea of abetment to suicide, alleging that she cheated him financially and mentally harassed him.
The First Information Report (FIR) also names six others including her family members. A four-member team of Patna Police has already left for Mumbai to probe the case.
This is the first time the family have gone public with their accusations and sources close to them say they deliberated whether to wait for the investigation by Mumbai Police.
The Maharashtra government has ordered an investigation into allegations of professional rivalry along with his reported clinical depression.
Around 40 people have recorded their statements so far in the case, including director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, director Mukesh Chhabra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, film critic Rajeev Masand among others.
The actor’s death has also made waves in political circles with Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan writing to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying “On behalf of every Bihari, I urge you to conduct a fair inquiry into the matter so that no talented person is victimised in future due to factionalism and nepotism in Bollywood.”
On Monday, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s son Parth Pawar also wrote to the state Home Minister, demanding a CBI probe.
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 levelled by the complainant.
After Rajput’s death, Chakraborty had requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter seeking a CBI probe.
“I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry. I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step,” she wrote.