Patna: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has lodging an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty, and six others, including her family members, for abetment to suicide, police said on Tuesday.
The late actor’s father K.K. Singh lodged an FIR with Rajiv Nagar police station under various sections of IPC including 306 (abetment of suicide) on July 25, Additional SHO Jogendra Kumar told PTI.
A four-member team of Patna police is in Mumbai for investigation.
Mumbai police is already probing the death of the actor, and has questioned several Bollywood bigwigs including filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Rhea Chakraborty has also recorded her statement.
The case has been lodged under various sections of IPC including 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 306 (abetment of suicide).
The actor, aged 34, died at his home in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14.
Several political leaders and film personalities have demanded a CBI probe into his death.
Rajput’s death has also triggered a debate on alleged nepotism and favouritism in the Hindi film industry. Several top production houses had allegedly boycotted the Patna-born actor, causing him distress.
f you know someone – friend or family member – at risk of suicide, please reach out to them. The Suicide Prevention India Foundation maintains a list of telephone numbers they can call to speak in confidence. You could also accompany them to the nearest hospital.