Rhea Chakraborty’s claim that Sushant Singh Rajput’s family was aware of his “mental condition” stands valid as Sushant’s sister admitted in her statement to Mumbai Police that the actor had talked about “feeling low” and had consulted a psychiatrist in 2013.
The statements, made by two of Rajput’s four sisters, Priyanka Tanwar and Nitu Singh, and a brother-in-law, Siddharth Tanwar, were given to the Mumbai Police two days after his death. In his statement, Siddharth also said he felt that the actor committed suicide due to “anxiety and depression”, and there was no one he suspected or had any complaint against in this regard.
The CBI is now in possession of at least three statements by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family members — made shortly after his death — in which they talked about his mental condition.
Meetu Singh, who stayed with Sushant Singh Rajput for some time before his death on June 14, told the Mumbai police then that the actor had told the family last year that he was “feeling low”.
“In October 2019, he told our whole family that he is feeling low and hence my sisters Neetu Singh and Priyanka Singh from Delhi and Haryana came to meet my brother Sushant Singh Rajput at his flat in Mumbai number 601 Mount blanc building, Jogger’s park, Bandra West. All our sisters lived with him for some time and convinced him properly. My brother Sushant Singh was feeling low due to professional ups and downs,” Meetu Singh said in her statement to the police, two days after Sushant died.
“My sister Neetu Singh asked him to come with her to Delhi, he said that he will come some days later. In November 2019 my brother Mr. Sushant Singh was feeling low and hence he was taking medical treatment with Dr. Kersi Chawda in Hinduja hospital. In March 2020, due to COVID-19, he was living at home, reading books, doing exercise and meditation as well as yoga,” she said.
These statements are contrary to claims made by Sushant’s father, K K Singh, and the family’s lawyer, Vikas Singh, that the family had no knowledge of the actor being depressed.