The CBI, which took over the case following an order from the Supreme Court, is investigating allegations by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family that Rhea Chakraborty and her family mentally harassed the actor, took money from him and had a possible role in his death in June. Rhea’s brother Showik is also being questioned by the agency. Domestic staff at Rajput’s Mumbai home, where he was found dead, and his flatmate, Siddharth Pithani are also being questioned.
Apart from CBI, the ED is looking into “suspicious financial transactions” involving crores of rupees, while the NCB is looking into drugs-related allegations based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Chakraborty’s phone.
Chakraborty has denied all charges, describing as “pathetic” allegations from Mr Rajput’s father that she poisoned his son and that she stole money from him. Chakraborty has also denied any connection to drugs and said “she never took a single rupee” from the late actor.
She also attempted to turn the tables on Rajput’s family, who have targeted her persistently since the case began, pointing out that it was his sister and not she who was with the actor that week and asking:
“If he was unwell, why did she leave?”
Chakraborty revealed the strain she and her family were under; she said her family’s mental health was “being destroyed”. Meanwhile, after her appeal for protection, policemen were seen outside the actor’s home.