Bollywood Actress Wins Bail In Ex-boyfriend Suicide Case
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty won bail Wednesday, nearly a month after being arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her ex-boyfriend actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India
Mumbai (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Oct, 2020 ) :Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty won bail Wednesday, nearly a month after being arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her ex-boyfriend actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India.
Rajput, 34, was found dead in June in his Mumbai apartment, triggering a national frenzy with television news channels speculating that Chakraborty drove him to kill himself with cannabis and black magic.
"The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law," he said in a statement.
Her brother Showik, who was also arrested last month, remains in custody.
Chakraborty and her family have been hounded by Indian media who have spent months obsessing over the case, with some celebrities including actresses Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor accusing tv channels of carrying out a "witch hunt" against her.
The country's top anti-crime agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has been probing Rajput's death since August, while the Narcotics Control Bureau has been looking into his consumption of cannabis.
The Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences completed its forensic examination earlier this month and reportedly ruled that the actor had died by suicide, not murder, dismissing the speculative claims made by some TV channels.
"After we did the preparation, in my head I was him and everything that was happening was actually affecting me," he said.