Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family of abetting his suicide, came out on Tuesday (August 18) with new accusations against the late actor’s sister.
Chakraborty said in a detailed statement released by her lawyer that she has complied with every single request from agencies that are investigating the 34-year-old Bollywood star’s death.
Calling herself the “daughter of an Indian Army surgeon and a Maharashtrian housewife”, she said the charges against her were “total nonsense”, according to NDTV.
Chakraborty claimed that in April 2019, one night, Rajput’s sister had allegedly slipped into her bed and groped her while drunk. This incident had reportedly taken place while Chakraborty was living with Rajput.
“Rhea was extremely shocked and demanded that she leave the room immediately. Subsequently, Rhea herself left the house,” the statement said.
“Thereafter, Rhea informed Sushant as to what had transpired and Sushant got into an argument with his sister regarding the same. That due to the aforesaid incident, the relationship between Sushant’s family and Rhea had been strained since inception,” the statement noted.
However, the lawyer representing Rajput’s father has denied these allegations, asserting that Rajput regretted getting involved with Chakraborty and had apologised to his sisters for it.
According to NDTV, Rhea Chakraborty also claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput had been trying for days to get his family to come and meet him before he died and one of his sisters agreed to it “after several days of Sushant calling and crying over the phone”.
“Due to this development, Sushant requested Rhea to live with her parents for the time being. Rhea had been suffering from her own anxiety issues and often endured panic attacks. Sushant’s conduct also aggravated these conditions. Even though Rhea was desirous of seeing her family, she was not at all comfortable with leaving Sushant,” the statement said, according to NDTV.
“Thus, Rhea reluctantly left and informed Sushant to let her or her brother know about anything he required or in case he needed to talk,” it added.