BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: In the latest development, reports say that a team of doctors from Delhi’s AIIMS has dismissed the theories of poisoning and strangling and claimed that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was not murdered and it is a case of suicide.
The CBI now is likely to continue its probe into “abetment to suicide”, the charge that was originally listed by the Bihar Police, sources said. According to NDTV, though the Mumbai police, based on the autopsy, called it a suicide, wild speculation and campaigns of justice on social media and allegations from Sushant Singh Rajput’s family raised doubts that became a part of an overall CBI investigation.
Sources said the AIIMS Panel has completed the examination and closed the file after giving conclusive medico-legal opinion in this case and the CBI is corroborating the report with their investigation.
They also said the AIIMS panel has concurred with the opinion of the Mumbai hospital that carried out the autopsy. The Mumbai hospital’s autopsy had found “asphyxia due to hanging” as the cause of death. Sources added that circumstantial evidence also suggests that it was a case of suicide and not murder. The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) was tasked by the CBI to forensically examine the crime scene for any evidence of foul play in the death.
“All aspects are still open in the probe, if any evidence comes to light proving otherwise, Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (murder) will be added, but nothing has come up in 45 days of probe,” the sources said, quoted NDTV.
The CBI investigation began after the family filed a case accusing the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of mentally harassing him, medicating him, exploiting him for money and playing a role in his death.
However, last week, Sushant’s family lawyer Vikas Singh had claimed to have been told by a doctor on the AIIMS panel that the actor was strangled.
“Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR. The Doctor who is part of AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide,” he had tweeted.