AIIMS panel has told the CBI there is no evidence the 34-year-old Bollywood star was murdered, which rules out any foul play theories floated by the primetime media, his family and their members including alleged poisoning and strangling theories.
In a statement, Dr. Sudhir Gupta, AIIMS Forensic Head earlier said, “We have concluded our conclusive report. It is a case of hanging and death by suicide. There were no injuries over the body other than hanging. There were no marks of struggle/ scuffle in the body and clothes of the deceased.”
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14. The Mumbai police, based on the autopsy, had been investigating it as a suicide.
Allegations of impropriety in the investigation from Sushant Singh Rajput’s family and wide speculation on social media and news channels for the months following the incident saw the conversation range from sinister motives to drugs to what many call a political angle leading up to the Assembly elections.
The sequence of events sought to raise questions that ultimately became a part of an ongoing CBI investigation, apart from separate probing by the ED and NCB to look at all angles in the case.
With the emergence of alleged leaked audio tape that is allegedly the AIIMS Forensic head raising doubts over suicide theory, the actor’s family is asking for a fresh forensic investigation.
The case looks a far way away from closure, even as the Mumbai Police corroborates the AIIMS report.
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