Mumbai, August four
Bihar Police have recorded the assertion of Sushant Singh Rajput’s buddy and inventive content material supervisor Siddharth Pithani in reference to the actor’s demise, an official mentioned on Tuesday.
A staff of the Bihar Police is in Mumbai to probe Rajput’s demise after his father lodged a criticism in Patna in opposition to the late actor’s buddy Rhea Chakraborty and different members of her household for allegedly abetting his suicide.
Pithani was summoned by the Bihar Police staff 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 to this point recorded statements of 10 individuals.
Earlier, the Bihar Police staff recorded statements of Rajput’s sister, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, director Rumi Jaffrey, his cook dinner, mates and physician, he mentioned.
Mumbai Police additionally earlier quizzed Pithani in reference to the actor’s demise.
Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his condominium in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Mumbai Police had registered an Unintended Demise Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway within the case.
Until 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 performed by police from that state, was quarantined below the COVID-19 rules in pressure within the metropolis.
Final week, Rajput’s father Krishna Kumar Singh (74) lodged a criticism in Patna in opposition to Rhea Chakraborty and 6 others, together with her members of the family, for alleged abetment to suicide.
The Patna case was registered below varied IPC sections together with 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (legal 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 Might 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