Sushant Singh Rajput: Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty arrested
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by India’s narcotics management authority for allegedly shopping for medicine for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rajput, 34, was discovered lifeless in his flat in Mumbai on 14 June. Police mentioned he had killed himself.
His household, nonetheless, registered a police criticism in opposition to Chakraborty, accusing her of abetment to suicide.
She is but to remark however denied any wrongdoing in earlier statements.
Chakraborty’s brother, Showik, and Rajput’s former home supervisor, Samuel Miranda, had been additionally arrested final week in the identical medicine case. However the costs in opposition to them haven’t been revealed.
All three are reportedly accused of organising and financing Rajput’s alleged consumption of hashish. The case is related to the investigation into Rajput’s dying.
The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) requested the courtroom to detain Chakraborty for additional questioning, whereas describing her as a part of an “energetic drug syndicate”.
A Justice of the Peace rejected her bail plea and remanded her to judicial custody till 22 September.
Whereas being arrested, Chakraborty was seen carrying a T-shirt with the phrases, “rose are purple, violets are blue, let’s smash the patriarchy, me and also you”. Quickly, the phrases had been being shared on social media by Bollywood stars, influencers and peculiar residents in a present of assist.
Chakraborty’s is probably the most high-profile arrest in reference to a case that has captivated and polarised India in current months. Prime time tv information lined each growth, turning Rajput and Chakraborty’s private lives into topics of public debate.
Most of the information channels have been accused of misogyny of their protection of the case.
Chakraborty and Rajput started courting in the summertime of 2019, in accordance with studies, and moved in collectively in December. On eight June, per week earlier than Rajput’s dying, Chakraborty went to stick with her dad and mom and wasn’t dwelling when the actor died.
After his dying, studies within the press recommended that he had been coping with psychological well being points.
However inside days, the main focus shifted to Chakraborty and the 28-year-old upcoming actress quickly discovered herself on the centre of a storm of allegations, conspiracy theories, rumours and unconfirmed studies.
The media consideration intensified after Rajput’s father registered a criticism in opposition to her. He denied that his son had any psychological well being points and accused Chakraborty of stealing his son’s cash, amongst different allegations.
For months, Chakraborty has been trolled on social media. She’s been referred to as names like “fortune huntress” and “mafia moll”, and has been accused of getting Rajput hooked on medicine and driving him to suicide.
She has additionally issued a plea to Residence Minister Amit Shah for a good investigation into Rajput’s dying.