The 34-yr-old actor, who was found dead on June 14, hanging by his ceiling fan in his house in Mumbai, was suspected to have been murdered even after forensic reports showed otherwise. The matter became a national issue and caused outrage across the country.
After months of battling what to believe, the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Medical board concluded that Sushant’s death had been by suicide and it was not a murder in its report to CBI. The theories of being strangle or poisoned were clearly rejected and fell false. The allegations made by Sushant’s family lawyer and the support it got on social media had driven the case astray and presented the Mumbai Police in negative light.
Parambir Singh, Mumbai Police Commissioner, said, “We always knew what the reality was. We have always maintained that ours was a professional investigation. The post-mortem was conducted professionally. When the Supreme Court asked us to submit our report, we had. The court had found no fault when it received our confidential report.”
“We found out from news channels that it was a unanimous finding that it was suicide and not murder. Truth always prevails. It has an ugly way of coming out. We worked with integrity and we were never stressed about our investigation.” He added. When asked why abetment of suicide angle of the case wasn’t pursued, he answered, “We were investigating an accidental death report, which we stopped as soon as the CBI took over. We did not want our investigation to clash with that of another professional agency.” He said and concluded.
The state’s party in power, Shiv Sena, now seeks apology from everyone who doubted and defamed the authenticity of Mumbai Police and attacked the functioning of the state as a whole. The party has requested the Maharashtra government to file a defamation suit against those who have purposely defamed the state government with an aim to conspire against it.
In the party’s mouthpiece, it was said, “The truth ultimately comes out and this is what exactly happened when Dr Sudhir Gupta, who heads the Forensic Department [of AIIMS], declared it as a suicide. Dr Gupta does not belong to the Shiv Sena’s medical wing neither is he connected to Mumbai. In fact, AIIMS enjoys such a good reputation that even [Union] home minister Amit Shah regularly visits it.”
It also mentioned that the late actor’s family was made a tool by people who had personal political agendas to fulfil. “The Bihar elections did not have any issue and hence [chief minister] Nitish Kumar and other politicians latched on this issue. Gupteshwar Pandey also played along and finally joined Nitish Kumar’s party. He has in fact defamed the uniform. It is surprising now he has not uttered a single word condemning the Hathras rape incident.” It added.
The piece concluded with conveying that the late actor had clearly been taking drugs and had supposedly, according to the reports available now, committed suicide. His then partner, Rhea, was in custody for the same.
The Mumbai police was accused of foul play in the case as per the Bihar Police and so the case was handed over to CBI, the results of which now stand in line with the initial statements of the Mumbai Police on the matter.