No breach of norms Maha rights body on Rhea's `visit' to morgue

    Mumbai, Sep 16 (PTI) The Maharashtra State Human
Rights Commission has given a clean chit to the city-based
Cooper Hospital and police over Rhea Chakraborty's alleged
visit to the hospital's mortuary where actor Sushant Singh
Rajput's body had been kept, an official said.
    After going through the reports submitted by the city
police as well as the hospital, it found that no "third party"
had entered the prohibited area of the mortuary, the
commission official said on Wednesday.
    The commission had on August 25 issued a show-cause
notice to the hospital and police after some news channels
claimed that Chakraborty, Rajput's girlfriend, was allowed
entry into the post-mortem room in the morgue in violation of
    "Both the agencies, particularly the hospital,
submitted detailed reports with documents and photographs.
No stranger or third party had been allowed in the post-mortem
room. These are prohibited areas," the official said.
    As per the hospital's dean, Chakraborty might have
been present in the waiting area for visitors and relatives
when Rajput's body was taken away on June 15 for final rites
after an autopsy, he said.
    "The police had no role to play because once a body is
handed over to the mortuary (for autopsy), they are not in the
picture," he added.
    "Police come into the picture after the post-mortem
when the body is delivered to them, and later they hand it
over to the relatives," the official said, adding that
Rajput's body was handed over to his sister.
    "Looking at all these aspects, the commission came to
the conclusion that there was no breach (of norms) on the part
of the dean or the police," he said.
    Rajput (34) allegedly committed suicide at his flat in
suburban Bandra on June 14.
    Chakraborty, who is facing a CBI probe for alleged
abetment of his suicide, was subsequently arrested in a drugs
case related to the actor's death. PTI ENM

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