Sushant case Bihar team seeks help in probe from Mumbai cops

    Mumbai, Jul 31 (PTI) The Bihar police team, which is
here to investigate an "abetment to suicide" case related to
the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday
sought assistance from their counterparts in Mumbai to probe
the matter, an official of the city police said.
    The visiting team on Friday evening submitted a
written application seeking assistance from the Mumbai police
in probing the case, he said.
    Members of the Bihar police team visited the DCP
(Crime) office in suburban Andheri and submitted the
application, the official said.
    As a large number of media persons had gathered at the
spot, Mumbai police personnel took the officers of the Bihar
police in their vehicle and dropped them at a safe place
nearby, he said.
    A video of the Bihar police team being taken into the
vehicle surfaced on some social media sites and messaging
    Asked about it, the official said the local police
were only ensuring safety of the visiting team.
    The four-member Bihar police team arrived here on
Wednesday to probe the `abetment to suicide' case registered
against Rajput's friend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, and
others in Patna.
    Rajput was found hanging in his suburban Bandra
apartment on June 14.
    The Mumbai police who are already investigating the
alleged suicide by the actor have questioned several people
from the film industry in connection with the case.
    Krishna Kumar Singh (74), Rajput's father, lodged a
complaint against Chakraborty and six others, including her
family members, for alleged abetment to suicide, in Patna on
    The Patna case was registered under various IPC
sections including 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful
confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (criminal
breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 306 (abetment of
    Singh accused Chakraborty, a budding TV and film
actor, of having befriended his son in May 2019 with the
intention of furthering her own career. PTI DC

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