Sushant Singh Rajput had bipolar disorder, was undergoing treatment: Mumbai Police
Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said that the department has recorded statements of 56 people so far.
Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Suicide
Mumbai Police on Monday said that late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was suffering from bipolar disorder and was taking medicines for it. Briefing the media, Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Monday said that the Mumbai Police have recorded the statements of 56 people so far and are probing every possible angle.
“Till now statements of 56 people have been recorded, all angles are being investigated be it a professional rivalry, financial transactions or health. It has come to surface that he had bipolar disorder, he was undergoing treatment and taking medicines for it. What circumstances led to his death is the subject of our investigation,” he said.
Sushant's father, sister and brother in law's statement were recorded on June 16. At that moment, they didn't raise any suspicion neither they complained about any lapse in our investigation: Param Bir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai on #SushantSinghRajputDeathCase https://t.co/B0truatyap— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2020
He reiterated that the case was still under investigation and that the department had also spoken to Sushant's family and close associates in connection with the case. It was also revealed that the police was also looking into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Disha Salian.
The Commissioner also said that while examining the actor's laptop and other electronic gadgets, it had come to light that the actor ran searches on his name to find out what was being written about him. It was also revealed that Sushant would search for "painless death", "schizophrenia" and "bipolar disorder". He added that the actor was allegedly disturbed by the news connecting him to Disha, who had died just days before the actor was found dead at his residence, on June 14. "There was a message we saw, which was sent by Sushant to his lawyer on why his name was being dragged in the Disha Salian suicide case. Sushant was very disturbed since the suicide as his name was being dragged into it."
He further said, "Bihar Police has no jurisdiction to investigate this case, we are seeking legal opinion on that. We have not given a clean chit to anyone, but the complainant (referring to Sushant's father's complaint) has not come to us."
Bihar Police FIR says Rs 15 cr were siphoned off from Sushant's account. During the probe, we found he had Rs 18 cr in his account of which around Rs 4.5 cr are still there. Till now no direct transfer to Rhea Chakraborty's account found, still probing: Mumbai Police Commissioner pic.twitter.com/GaX1AJad69— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2020
Speaking about Rhea Chakraborty, the Commissioner added, "Rhea left Sushant on June 8 and she left because she was also depressed, her mental condition was also not normal. Rhea had some disputes with Sushant's family. We recorded Rhea's statement twice. We examined if there was a troubled relationship. She shared how they met. She has shared about his mental illness and also incidents. Doctors' prescription was also shared. We have verified everything about their Europe tour (sic)."
It was reported that Sushant was not keeping well since the two returned from their Europe tour in October 2019.
It has come to surface that he had bipolar disorder, he was undergoing treatment and taking medicines for it. What circumstances led to his death is the subject of our investigation: Param Bir Singh, Mumbai Commissioner of Police on #SushantSinghRajputDeathCase https://t.co/B0truatyap— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2020
Sushant's sister, who came to his place after Rhea left, left the house on June 13. "Sushant's sister left on June 13 because her daughter was alone and she had her exams. This was recorded in her statement," said the Mumbai Police Commissioner. He added that they had tried to speak to Suhant's family again. " We called Priyanka Singh, Sushant's sister, again. But her husband Siddharth said she was not in a state to record her statement."
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