A day after Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra residence, the police have made certain disclosures regarding the actor’s mental condition at the time of his death. The police on Monday revealed that the ‘Kai PoChe!’ actor, who was found hanging in his Bandra apartment on Sunday morning, was battling depression. According to a Mumbai Police official, the team that visited his residence found medication meant to treat depression. No suicide note, however, was found from the spot, the the official added.
It was reported that the actor was undergoing treatment for his condition at Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital. The police are yet to speak to the doctor who was treating him.
Meanwhile, the provisional post-mortem report has revealed that the cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging, the police have said. The post-mortem was conducted at Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Mumbai.
“Provisional post-mortem report has been submitted by doctors at Bandra Police Station. A team of three doctors conducted the autopsy of Sushant Singh Rajput. The provisional cause of death is asphyxia due to hanging,” Abhishek Trimukhe, Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police, said on Monday.
On Sunday, Mumbai Police as well as the crime branch officials visited his rented flat on Sunday, but nothing suspicious was found. The police said that the actor had spoken to his sister on the telephone around 9 am on Sunday. An hour later, he had a glass of juice and took his tablets. The police added that the cook knocked several times on his door around 11:30 am to confirm the menu. When the cook and the actor’s two friends who were staying with him in the house got no response, they then called a key-maker who helped open the door. The friends then rang up his sister and the police.
Reports suggesting that the ‘Kai Po Che’ actor had called a Bollywood actress before committing suicide have reportedly found to be untrue. So far, no connection has been found between Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and suicide of his former manager Disha Salian.
Meanwhile, statements of Rajput’s cook, house helps, art designer Siddharth Pithani and sister have been recorded. Notably, Sushant Singh Rajput used to share his sixth-floor residence in Mont Blanc Apartments on Carter Road in Bandra with Siddharth Pithani.
In her brief statement, his sister, Mitu Singh, told the Mumbai Police that financial issues could not be the reason for his death. After Sushant’s funeral, which is to be held today, the statements of his other family members and friends will be recorded.
In the meantime, Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law OP Singh, who is the Additional Director General of Police and posted as Special Officer in the Haryana Chief Minister’s Office, has reportedly suspected some foul play. Singh has sought a thorough investigation into the incident that has left Bollywood industry and Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans shocked.
The untimely death of the versatile actor has sent shock waves among celebrities and his fans alike. Scores of actors and politicians from across the nation have taken it online to share their grief and sorrow with the untimely demise of the young actor.