Sushant Singh Rajput’s Family Knew About His Mental Health Condition Since 2013, Police Statements Reveal
In earlier claims made by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, KK Singh, and their family lawyer, Vikas Singh, the family had stated that they didn’t have any knowledge about the actor being depressed.
Now, in a report in the Indian Express, it is being reported that the CBI is in possession of at least three statements by Rajput’s family members where they say that the actor had been “feeling low” since 2013, had sought psychiatric help that year and that he wanted to leave the film industry.
These statements were given by two of Rajput’s sisters, Priyanka Tanwar and Nitu Singh, and a brother-in-law, Siddharth Tanwar to the Mumbai Police two days after the actor’s death. In fact, in his statement, Tanwar even says that he felt Rajput committed suicide due to “anxiety and depression”.
In his complaint to the Bihar Police, Rajput’s father had stated that they were not aware of any mental illness the actor may have been suffering from before 2019 when actress Rhea Chakraborty entered his life. He even went a step further to accuse Chakraborty of giving his son an overdose of drugs.
#SushantSinghRajput family says actor had no mental illness until #RheaChakraborthy entered his life in 2019. But in statements to police, sisters said he had been feeling low since 2013. Took psychiatric help. Wanted to quit films then itself. I report https://t.co/vCjhAJxonz
— Deeptiman Tiwary (@DeeptimanTY) September 2, 2020
When contacted by the newspaper, the family lawyer dodged all questions and said: “I am not aware of this, so I cannot comment. In any case, I do not want to comment on police investigations.”
IE had also earlier reported that according to CBI investigations, Rajput’s sister Priyanka had recommended to him medicines for anxiety six days before his death and gotten him a prescription from a cardiologist at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.
“In 2013, my brother Sushant Singh Rajput told me and other sisters that he was feeling very low. He used to come out of this once we all convinced him. In 2013, he consulted a psychiatrist in Andheri. After that, he became composed and his career was progressing well. He had attained huge success in very little time,” Neetu said in her statement on June 16.
“The family knew about Sushant’s condition since the beginning. They have deliberately chosen to make false statements, before the Bihar police and even the courts. If Rhea had anything to do with the incident, why didn’t they make these allegations in the beginning. The truth is coming out now. Those who make false statements before courts should be prosecuted,” said Chakraborty’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde when contacted by the newspaper.