Sushant Singh Rajput Case: CBI Questions Siddharth Pithani and House Helps, Visits His Flat

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Forensic science experts were also part of the CBI team that visited Sushant Singh Rajput’s residence, the official said.

CBI sleuths on Sunday questioned actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Siddharth Pithani, cook Neeraj Singh and domestic help Deepesh Sawant at the DRDO guest house in Mumbai in connection with his death and later visited the actor’s flat in Bandra along with them, an official said.

In the morning, Mr. Pithani, Mr. Neeraj and Ms. Sawant arrived separately at the DRDO guest house in Kalina area of Santacruz, where the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) officials probing the case are staying, an official said.

These three persons, who were present in the flat when Rajput, 34, was allegedly found hanging in his room on June 14, were questioned for about five hours following which the CBI sleuths took them to the late actor’s residence at Mont Blanc Apartments in suburban Bandra around 2.45 p.m., he said.

Forensic science experts were also part of the CBI team that visited Rajput’s residence, the official said.

Mumbai Police officials were also present at the actor’s house, he added.

On Saturday also, the CBI team accompanied by Mr. Pithani, Mr. Neeraj and Ms. Sawant visited the late actor’s house in Bandra to reconstruct the sequence of events before he was found dead.

Another CBI team on Saturday visited the State-run Cooper Hospital in the city, where autopsy had been performed on Rajput’s body.

A third CBI team had visited the Bandra police station to meet Mumbai Police officials who were investigating Rajput’s alleged suicide earlier.

On Friday, the CBI officials recorded the statements of Mr. Pithani and Mr. Neeraj.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of an FIR, lodged by Rajput’s father in Patna against actor Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting his suicide, to the CBI.

After Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in June, the Mumbai Police registered a case of accidental death.

Later, Rajput’s father filed a police complaint in Patna, accusing Ms. Chakraborty and her family of abetting the actor’s suicide and misappropriating his money.

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