Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai, India, around 1 pm on June 14. Police only reported the scene after inspecting the scene, saying the actor had committed suicide, but further investigations were launched.
Shant Singh Rajput committed suicide by locking the door of his room in the presence of friends and employees in his flat in Mumbai's luxurious West Bandra area. People in the flat with him had told that Shashant Singh Rajput got up at 10 am on June 14 and after drinking, juice went back to his room and locked the door from inside.
They said that when the actors did not come out till 12 o'clock, they knocked on his door but when the door did not open, they called the police and between 12:30 and 12:45 pm, they broke down the door and found the actor was trapped. Police had taken the actor's body into custody and sent it to the hospital for post-mortem and late at night, the hospital management released the actor's post-mortem report.
According to the Times of India, the post-mortem report released by Cooper Hospital in Mumbai stated that the cause of death of the actor was suffocation. According to the post-mortem report, the actor suffocated due to the trap, which led to his death.
At the same time, it was informed that the actor was also tested for coronavirus which reports received as negative. The report said that some samples were taken from the body of Shant Singh Rajput and sent for forensic tests, while the results are yet to come. India Today reported that Sushant Singh Rajput's initial autopsy report stated that his death was due to suffocation.
The actor's last rites will be performed in Mumbai on June 15 and his other family members have reached Mumbai from Bihar, the report said. Sushant Singh Rajput hails from Patna, Bihar. He lives alone in Mumbai. He has four sisters, one of whom plays for the Bihar cricket team. Police have not yet received any last letter from him at his residence, but police have found documents from his residence indicating that he is undergoing treatment for depression.
Sources close to the actor said that he had been suffering from depression and stress for the past few months, but his anxiety was exacerbated by the lockdown due to Corona.