Sushant Singh Rajput with sister Shweta Singh Kirti | @shwetasinghkirti
Sushant Singh Rajput with sister Shweta Singh Kirti | @shwetasinghkirti
Text Size:

Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Saturday made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding justice for her brother who died last month.

Shweta posted a brief note on her social media handles, requesting the PM to look into the death case of her brother and ensure that there is no tampering with the evidences.

“We are from a very simple family. My brother had no Godfather when he was in Bollywood nor do we have anyone right now.

“My request to you is to immediately look into this case and make sure that everything is handled in a sanitised way and no evidences are tampered with. Expecting justice to prevail,” she wrote.

Sushant was found dead at his Bandra residence last month. The actor’s untimely demise was followed by a high-profile investigation by Mumbai Police during which many big names from Bollywood, including filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aditya Chopra, recorded their statements.

Over a month after the actor’s death, his father lodged a police complaint in Patna on Tuesday against his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetting the suicide.

In his complaint, Krishna Kumar Singh, who had been maintaining a stoic silence over the tragic death of his 34-year-old son, sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the “machinations” of Rhea and her family members had caused his son to crack up, despite a successful career in films, and ultimately drove him to suicide.

We are deeply grateful to our readers & viewers for their time, trust and subscriptions.

Quality journalism is expensive and needs readers to pay for it. Your support will define our work and ThePrint’s future.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

In her post on Instagram, Shweta also said that she believes in the judicial system and expects “justice at any cost”.

Ankita Lokhande, who dated Sushant for over six years till 2016 after working with him on hit TV soap “Pavitra Rishta”, commented #satyamevajayate on Shweta’s post.

On Friday, Ankita told a news channel that she stands with Sushant’s family in these testing times and wants to know the reason behind his death.

“I m saying he was not depressed and if somebody is saying it’s suicide, I want to know why. If somebody is saying he was murdered, I want to know who did it?

“I am standing with Sushant’s family. I also want to know what happened. One thing I am sure is that depression, is impossible for me to believe that it happened,” she said.

Meanwhile, Rhea broke her silence on Friday evening and released a statement through her lawyers, saying that she had “immense faith” in the judiciary and believes she will get justice.

“Even though a lot of horrible things are being said about me on the electronic media, I refrain from commenting on the advice of my lawyers as the matter is sub-judice. Satyamev Jayate, the truth shall prevail,” the actor added.


Also read: SC to hear actor Rhea Chakraborty’s FIR transfer plea from Patna to Mumbai on 5 August


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

News media is in a crisis & only you can fix it

You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and objective journalism. We thank you for your time and your trust.

You also know that the news media is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is likely that you are also hearing of the brutal layoffs and pay-cuts hitting the industry. There are many reasons why the media’s economics is broken. But a big one is that good people are not yet paying enough for good journalism.

We have a newsroom filled with talented young reporters. We also have the country’s most robust editing and fact-checking team, finest news photographers and video professionals. We are building India’s most ambitious and energetic news platform. And we aren’t even three yet.

At ThePrint, we invest in quality journalists. We pay them fairly and on time even in this difficult period. As you may have noticed, we do not flinch from spending whatever it takes to make sure our reporters reach where the story is. Our stellar coronavirus coverage is a good example. You can check some of it here.

This comes with a sizable cost. For us to continue bringing quality journalism, we need readers like you to pay for it. Because the advertising market is broken too.

If you think we deserve your support, do join us in this endeavour to strengthen fair, free, courageous, and questioning journalism, please click on the link below. Your support will define our journalism, and ThePrint’s future. It will take just a few seconds of your time.

Support Our Journalism

Share Your Views

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here