Mumbai, July 30:
The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput at his residence in Mumbai last month, has taken a different turn with BJP MP Subramanian Swamy coming out with a 26-point note questioning ‘marks on the body’ of the deceased to prove his stand in the case, alleging that he was murdered..
Swamy in a tweet has claimed that there was a strangulation mark on his neck told a different story. Swamy’s note which is being widely circulated has created a flutter.
The list made by Swamy includes everything from the marks on Sushhant’s body to the shape of the strangulation mark on his neck and also includes questions like why no table-chair was found in his room, why his eyes didn’t pop out or froth didn’t come from the mouth. In one of the points, he also objects to the stoic silence of Sushant’s friends, none of whom has come out to say that it wasn’t a suicide.
Even as a four member police team from Bihar interrogated Sushant’ ex- girlfriend actress Ankita Lokhande, on Wednesday, in the light of an FIR filed by Sushant’s father with Bihar police, alleging that the actress Rhea Chakraborty, abetted the suicide of his son, Rhea filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting that the case filed in Bihar be transferred to Mumbai, since the Mumbai police were already investing the matter. The petition was filed by Senior lawyer Satish Maneshinde, on behalf of Rhea.
During her interrogation by Bihar police, Ankita reportedly revealed the conversation she had with Sushant in 2019. During the chat, Sushant had told her that he wanted to end relationship with Rhea since she was harassing him.
Sushant died by suicide at his Bandra flat in Mumbai on 14 June 2020. Subsequently his father KK Singh, lodged the FIR at the Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Rhea and her family including Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty and Shruti Modi, Showik Chakraborty under Sections 341, 342, 380, 406,420, 306 and 120 (B) of the IPC.
The points raised by Singh in FIR are: Sushant, who wanted to leave work in films and shift base to Coorg in Karnataka, did not receive support from Rhea. When she was convinced that Sushant will not agree to stay in Mumbai, she took huge cash, jewellery, credit cards, important documents, laptop and medical records and left his house on 8 June. She also blocked Sushant’s number on her phone.
In December 2019, Rhea forcibly made Sushant change his mobile number to stop him from talking to his family and also did not allow him to visit his family in Patna. In 2019, Sushant had Rs 17 crore in his account but within months Rs 15 crore was transferred to accounts not linked to him.
Also Rhea had taken all documents and had threatened to prove Sushant as a mentally disturbed person. He was not suffering from any mental disorder before he met Rhea in 2019.
Besides, Rhea was insisting that Sushant can sign any film provided she was paired opposite him. Sushant’s reliable staff was replaced by Rhea, with people known to her so that she can micro-manage him, his father alleged.