Mumbai: Dr Sudhir Gupta, who led the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) panel re-evaluating Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem and viscera reports, has said it was a case of suicide and the murder angle has been completely ruled out.
“Sushant’s death is a case of suicide. Murder completely ruled out,” Dr Sudhir Gupta said.
The panel of AIIMS doctors was re-evaluating Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem and viscera reports based on the 20 per cent viscera sample available with them. The forensic agencies have examined a laptop, two hard disks, a canon camera and two mobile phones.
The AIIMS doctors had submitted their findings to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on September 29. The findings of the AIIMS medical board concurs with the findings of Cooper Hospital, where Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy was conducted. Further, the circumstantial evidences also point it to be a case of suicide, with no foul play.
As per sources, the Central Bureau of Investigation will be continuing its probe from the angle of a suicide. The abetment to suicide angle will also be investigated. All aspects are still open in the CBI probe and if any evidence comes to light proving otherwise, Section 302 of the IPC, which is a murder charge, will be added. However, the CBI has been investigating the case since 57 days and nothing has come up so far. With the forensic reports in, it is now upto the investigation agency to take the case to its logical conclusion.
Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family’s lawyer, Vikas Singh, had earlier claimed that as per an AIIMS doctor, the cause of the actor’s death was “200% strangulation”. Vikas Singh had said, “Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to murder of SSR [Sushant Singh Rajput]. The Doctor who is part of AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide.”
Dr Sudhir Gupta had termed these claims as “incorrect” and had said in response to Vikas Singh, “The investigation is still going on. What he is saying is not correct. We can’t conclude simply on murder or suicide based on just ligature marks and scene of crime. Need more investigation which is still going on and not concluded.”
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14. The Mumbai Police had called it a case of suicide and had filed an Accidental Death Report (ADR) the same day, after which they began investigating the case. The post-mortem report of the actor had also stated asphyxia due to hanging as the cause of death.