Media reports have quoted sources as saying that the AIIMS panel has ruled that actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was a suicide and not murder.
A media house quoted Dr Sudhir Gupta, who led the AIIMS panel re-evaluating the actor’s post-mortem report, as saying that Sushant’s death is a case of suicide and murder is completely ruled out.
The AIIMS panel submitted its findings to the CBI on September 29.
Earlier the Mumbai police had also ruled Sushant’s death as a suicide. The case was later taken over by the CBI, which will, however, pursue the “abetment to suicide” angle in the case filed by the Bihar police, a media report said.
Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing Sushant’s father, had earlier said that an AIIMS doctor had told him that the ligature marks on Sushant’s neck were consistent with strangulation. However, the doctor heading the AIIMS panel denied the same.
Satish Maneshinde, the lawyer representing Rhea, was quoted by the media as saying that they will await the CBI’s official report.
The AIIMS panel has also dismissed the theories of poisoning and strangling as alleged by the family.
The Sushant Singh Rajput case so far
Sushant, 34, was found dead on June 14 at his Mumbai apartment. Sources said the AIIMS panel’s opinion concurs with the autopsy carried out by the Mumbai hospital which had termed the cause of death as asphyxia due to hanging.
Media reports quoted sources as saying that circumstantial evidence also pointed out to suicide and not murder.
Sushant’s family has accused the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of mentally harassing him, exploiting him for money and having a role in his death.
The CBI has so so far questioned 20 people and sources said so far no evidence has pointed out to murder.
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