Two months since Sushant Singh Rajput's death, what has happened so far...
Today marks two months since Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment in Bandra. There has been endless allegations and theories about what may have happened but we are still nowhere near the truth. We are long way from truth but let us look at everything that led up to late actor’s death and the investigations that happened after.
February 25, 2020
- Sushant Singh Rajput’s father K.K. Singh alerted the Mumbai police that their son’s life might be in danger.
June 8, 2020
- Sushant’s manager Disha Salian allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 14th floor of her building in Malad, Mumbai.
- Rhea Chakraborty left Sushant Singh’s apartment and there wasn’t any contact between them afterwards.
- Sushant googled three topics multiple times – Disha Salian, news reports about him and mental illness.
June 13, 2020
- Sushant, as always, went to bed after his dinner.
June 14, 2020
- At 2 AM in the night, Sushant called Rhea Chakraborty and another TV actor Mahesh Shetty, both calls were unanswered.
- Sushant googled topics like – Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder & painless death.
- At 9 AM Sushant spoke to his sister.
- At 10 AM he took his tablets with a glass of juice.
- At 11.30 AM Sushant’s cook knocked on actor’s bedroom door to confirm lunch menu, when unanswered for a long time, he first called a lock smith and then the police.
- Police reached but did not seal Sushant’s apartment.
- Sushant’s body was taken down before the ambulance arrived.
- Sushant’s body was supposed to be taken to Lilawati Hospital (it was the nearest) but instead it was taken to Cooper hospital which was quite from the actor’s apartment.
- No suicide note was found.
June 15, 2020
- The last rites were performed at Pawan Hans crematorium at Vile Parle by Sushant’s father K.K. Singh, his sisters, brother in law and nephew.
- Director Mukesh Chhabra; actors Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Rhea Chakraborty, Abhishek Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Randeep Hooda, Pratiek Babbar and Singer Udit Narayan were also present at the time.
June 16, 2020
- Three tweets went viral on social media. It was said that these were last 3 tweets by Sushant and had deleted those after some time. The language and tone of these tweets indicated that Sushant was in severe depression and suicidal. But after further investigation it came to light that it was made up story and no such thing had happened.
June 17, 2020
- Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a complaint against 8 Bollywood celebrities in a court of Chief Judicial Magistrate claiming that these people did not let Sushant’s movies get released under a conspiracy which pushed the actor towards suicide. The case was filed against – Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Sajid Nadiawala, Ekta Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and director Dinesh.
June 18, 2020
- Sushant’s ashes were immersed at his hometown Patna in holy Ganga river.
- Rhea Chakraborty arrived at Bandra police station to record her statement.
June 19, 2020
- Mumbai police asked Yash Raj Films for the details of contracts signed by Sushant.
- Home minister Anil Deshmukh assured that all angles will be investigated in probe.
June 20, 2020
- A resident from Muzaffarpur filed a petition, accusing Rhea Chakraborty of “financial & mental exploitation” of Sushant Singh Rajput.
June 24, 2020
- Mumbai police received postmortem report of Sushant Singh Rajput which cites the actor's death as a "clear case of suicide with no other foul play."
June 26, 2020
- Veteran actress and BJP Member of Parliament Roopa Ganguly on Friday demanded a CBI probe.
June 27, 2020
- Sushant Singh’s family announced the SSR foundation to support young talent in arts, cinema and science.
June 30, 2020
- Mumbai police records the statements of Sushant’s last co-star Sanajana Sanghi, sister Meetu, his brother in law, and actor’s friend Mahesh Shetty.
July 6, 2020
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali arrives at Bandra police station. He states that Sushant was approached for his movies ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela: Ramleela’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmavat’.
- Sushant’s last movie Dil Bechara is released and sets a record of most viewed trailer under 24 hours.
July 11, 2020
- One of the most sought after celebrity manager, who was also Salman Khan’s former manager, Reshma Shetty is called in for questioning.
July 16, 2020
- Rhea Chakraborty tags Union Home Minister Amit Shah in her Instagram post asking for CBI probe in Sushant’s case.
July 17, 2020
- Maharashtra Home Minister says that Mumbai police is handling the matter and there is no need for CBI enquiry.
July 18, 2020
- Aditya Chopra goes to Bandra police station for questioning.
July 24, 2020
- Sushant Singh’s last movie Dil Bechara is released and rated 9.8 stars on IMDb.
July 26, 2020
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledges a letter by a former cabinet minister Subramanian Swamy requesting a CBI probe.
July 27, 2020
- Mahesh Bhatt arrives at Bandra police station to record his statement.
July 28, 2020
- Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta arrives for questioning.
- Sushant’s father K.K. Singh lodges complaint in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and her family members Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty and Shauvik Chakraborty; accusing her of abetment of suicide, stealing Sushant's laptop, cash, jewelry, credit cards with PIN numbers and threatening the late actor of making his medical reports public.
- Bihar police arrived in Mumbai to investigate about the ‘abetment of suicide’ case against Rhea Chakraborty.
July 29, 2020
- Forensics revealed that the cloth used by Sushant to hang himself, could take his weight. Analysis of ligature marks found on Sushant’s neck also point to the actor’s death is a case of suicide, rather than homicide.
- K.K. Singh in said that they had alerted Mumbai Police in February but the police hadn’t taken any notice at the time. He also produced transcripts of conversation at that time.
July 31, 2020
- Rhea Chakraborty released a video of herself in response to K.K. Singh’s complaint saying “the truth shall prevail”.
August 1, 2020
- Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that the government can initiate the CBI probe if Sushant’s family demands it.
August 2, 2020
- Rhea Chakraborty went missing.
August 3, 2020
- Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said they had no information on the whereabouts of Rhea and also confirmed that Sushant was suffering from bipolar disorder and taking medication for the same.
- Patna City SP Vinay Tiwari is quarantined by the BMC.
August 4, 2020
- The Bihar Police has prepared a file of evidence that includes 48-page bank transactions between Rhea and Sushant and a 13-page WhatsApp chat between the late actor and his ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. Statements of six people and telephone conversations with a key witness are also part of that.
August 5, 2020
- Supreme Court hearing on a plea filed by Rhea Chakraborty, solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the top court that the Centre has accepted Bihar government's request to conduct a CBI investigation of the case.
August 6, 2020
- The Enforcement Directorate began the investigation in the money laundering case filed against Rhea Chakraborty. The agency questioned Rhea Chakraborty, Shruti Modi and Samuel Miranda.
August 8, 2020
- Bihar Police has handed over all the documents related to Sushant case to the CBI
- Rhea Chakraborty's notebook reveals Sushant's gratitude list
- Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik reaches ED office.
August 11, 2020
- The Enforcement Directorate questioned actor Sushant's sister Meetu Singh in connection with a money laundering case linked to his death.
- ED questioned Rhea Chakraborty for nine hours.
August 12, 2020
- Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer calls Siddharth Pithani, friend and flatmate of Sushant, an “intelligent criminal”.
August 13, 2020
- Sushant’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti posts a picture and video of herself holding a placard demanding CBI probe and a justice for Sushant.
- Kangna Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan join also release similar photos or videos, tagging Shweta Singh Kirti in their posts.