AIIMS panel claims Sushant's death was a suicide, not murder

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Sushant Singh Rajput death case (Image: India Today)
Sushant Singh Rajput death case (Image: India Today)

New Delhi : AIIMS panel has re-assessed the post-mortem report of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and cleared that it was a case of suicide and not murder. The actor's family had been urging CBI to initiate a murder probe in the matter.

On June 14, Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment. His family has accused Rhea Chakraborty of abetting his suicide and misappropriating his funds. The actress is in jail for an alleged connection of drug sale and purchase.

"Sushant death is a case of suicide. Murder completely ruled out," the doctor said, according to India Today. The AIIMS doctors had submitted their findings to the CBI on September 29.

Mumbai Police had claimed it to be a suicide case in the starting, later the case was transferred to CBI, who will continue its probe into “abetment to suicide”, a media report said. 

Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing Sushant’s father, had previously claimed that an AIIMS doctor had told him that the ligature marks on Sushant’s neck were consistent with strangulation. “AIIMS doctor told me that Sushant’s death was by strangulation,” he had said in a press conference.

Dr Gupta had refuted these claims. He told Times Now, “No conclusion or conclusion opinion of homicide or suicide could be made by seeing ligature marks and scene of occurrence. It’s difficult for doctors and next to impossible for general people, needed solely internal link discretion and forensic interpretation.”