Mumbai, August 4
Bihar Police have recorded the assertion of Sushant Singh Rajput’s pal and artistic content material supervisor Siddharth Pithani in reference to the actor’s loss of life, an official mentioned on Tuesday.
A crew of the Bihar Police is in Mumbai to probe Rajput’s loss of life after his father lodged a grievance in Patna towards the late actor’s pal Rhea Chakraborty and different members of her household for allegedly abetting his suicide.
Pithani was summoned by the Bihar Police crew on Monday night and his assertion was recorded, the official mentioned.
He was staying with the actor for the previous one yr, police earlier mentioned.
The Bihar Police additionally recorded the assertion of Rajput’s supervisor Deepesh Sawant, the official mentioned, including that they’ve thus far recorded statements of 10 individuals.
Earlier, the Bihar Police crew recorded statements of Rajput’s sister, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, director Rumi Jaffrey, his prepare dinner, buddies and physician, he mentioned.
Mumbai Police additionally earlier quizzed Pithani in reference to the actor’s loss of life.
Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his condo in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Mumbai Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway within the case.
Till now, the Mumbai Police have recorded statements of 56 individuals, together with Rajput’s sisters, Chakraborty and another movie personalities.
An IPS officer from Bihar, Vinay Tiwari, who landed in Mumbai on Sunday for supervising the probe within the case being carried out by police from that state, was quarantined underneath the COVID-19 laws in pressure within the metropolis.
Last week, Rajput’s father Krishna Kumar Singh (74) lodged a grievance in Patna towards Rhea Chakraborty and 6 others, together with her members of the family, for alleged abetment to suicide.
The Patna case was registered underneath numerous IPC sections together with 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (felony breach of belief), 420 (dishonest) and 306 (abetment of suicide).
Singh accused Chakraborty, a budding TV and movie actor, of getting befriended his son in May 2019 with the intention of furthering her personal profession.
Rajput starred in movies like “Shuddh Desi Romance”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath”, “Chhichhore” and “Sonchiriya”. His most distinguished function was that of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni within the biopic “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”. PTI