Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is accused of abetting Sushant Singh Rajput to suicide, has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police, accusing Rajput’s sister Priyanka Singh and a doctor in Delhi over what she called a “bogus medical prescription” to enable the actor to access anxiety medication that cannot legally be prescribed on WhatsApp.
Rhea lodged the complaint at Bandra police station on Monday, against Priyanka Singh and Dr. Tarun Kumar, working at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, for provisions related to the Indian Penal Code for forgery, Narcotic Drugs, and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and Telemedicine practice. The case has been filed under the guidelines.
“Sushant Singh Rajput died merely five days after obtaining the prescription in which he was unlawfully prescribed psychotropic substances,” Rhea Chakraborty said in her complaint naming Priyanka Singh and Dr. Tarun Kumar of Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for forgery. “It is imperative that the actions of Priyanka Singh, Dr. Tarun Kumar, and others be investigated and that it be determined as to how they came to provide the deceased with such a bogus and unlawful prescription,” She added in her complaint.
As per the Supreme Court verdict in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, The case filed by Rhea has been transferred to the CBI, who is currently investigating the actor’s death case. Mumbai Police Spokesperson confirmed the same.
Maharastra: Based on a complaint filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty, a case has been registered against late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar (of RML Hospital, Delhi) & others under sections of IPC & NDPS Act at Bandra Police Station in Mumbai. https://t.co/Nsi7rr17bI
— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2020
Mumbai Police spokesperson and DCP N Ambika said, “As per the complaint lodged by Rhea Chakraborty, an FIR has been lodged at the Bandra police station. As per the Supreme Court order, the case has been duly transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation. Since in its judgment of August 19, the Supreme Court had said, “If there is any other case related to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, then the CBI will investigate it as well.”
The complaint is based on WhatsApp texts between the actor and his sister from June 8, six days before he was found dead at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai. From the chat, it seems, that Priyanka Singh asked Sushant Singh Rajput to take Librium for a week, Nexito every day, and Lonazep for “whenever there is anxiety attack”.
All three are prescribed for depression and anxiety. Priyanka Singh also appears to tell her brother that she can help him connect with the “best doctor in Mumbai, all confidential”. A prescription that she WhatsApped her brother appeared “forged and fabricated” and the drugs cannot be prescribed electronically, Rhea Chakraborty alleged in her complaint.
Rhea Chakraborty, who left Sushant Singh Rajput’s apartment the same day, claims the actor showed her the messages. She says she tried to dissuade him from taking medication not prescribed by his doctors, but Sushant Singh Rajput “insisted” on only taking medicines “his sister was prescribing him”.
“The deceased then proceeded to ask me to leave the house as his other sister Meethu Singh was coming to live with him and would take care of him. It was thus that I came to leave our residence and this was also the last time I saw the deceased alive,” Rhea Chakraborty mentioned in her complaint.
Stating that Sushant Singh Rajput was being treated for mental health issues and had been dignosed as bipolar, Rhea Chakraborty wrote: “However, the deceased was not disciplined in respect of his treatment and would abruptly stop his medication to the dismay of his doctors and myself.”
The chat, which surfaced last week, contradicts the family’s claim that they were not aware of any mental health problems Sushant Singh Rajput may have been battling. Sushant Rajput’s father had claimed in a complaint in Bihar that he had no knowledge about his son’s mental health issues.