No poisoning involved in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, says AIIMS team

One of the theories put forth by Rajput's family and others as the reason behind the actor's suicide was poisoning

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14 | File Photo

There was “no poisoning” involved in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, according to a team of doctors from Delhi’s AIIMS who submitted their report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

One of the theories put forth by Rajput’s family and others as the reason behind the actor’s suicide was poisoning.

Rajput was found dead on June 14 in his apartment in Bandra. Though the Mumbai police called it a suicide based on the autopsy report, speculation and campaigns of justice on social media and allegations from Sushant Singh Rajput’s family raised doubts of poisoning that became a part of an overall CBI investigation.

Sources told NDTV that the AIIMS report on Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy was “conclusive” and is being corroborated with the CBI investigation.

Sources added that the CBI may continue its probe into charges of “abetment to suicide” under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code.

Furthermore, sources told NDTV that the AIIMS team of doctors has raised some lapses on the part of the Mumbai hospital that carried out the autopsy.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family and a few of his friends had raised questions on how he died.

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The CBI investigation began after the family filed a case accusing the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of mentally harassing him, medicating him, exploiting him for money and playing a role in his death.

Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 and is currently lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla jail for procuring drugs.

Last Friday, the family’s lawyer Vikas Singh had claimed to have been told by a doctor on the AIIMS panel that Sushant Singh had been strangled. “Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR. 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,” he had tweeted.

Following the claim, Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer had called for a new medical board “to keep the investigations impartial and free from interference”.

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