Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by India’s narcotics management authority in a medicine case associated to the demise of her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rajput, 34, was discovered useless in his flat in Mumbai on 14 June. Police stated he had killed himself. His household, nonetheless, registered a police grievance towards Chakraborty, accusing her of abetment to suicide.
She is but to remark however denied any wrongdoing in earlier statements.
Authorities are but to disclose the costs towards her.
Chakraborty’s brother, Showik, and Rajput’s former home supervisor, Samuel Miranda, have been additionally arrested final week in the identical medication case. However the costs towards them haven’t been revealed both.
Chakraborty’s is essentially the most high-profile arrest in reference to a case that has captivated and polarised India in latest months. Prime time tv information coated each growth, turning Rajput and Chakraborty’s private lives into topics of public debate.
The couple started courting in the summertime of 2019, in accordance with stories, and moved in collectively in December. On eight June, every week earlier than Rajput’s demise, Chakraborty went to stick with her mother and father and wasn’t dwelling when the actor died.
After his demise, stories within the press recommended that he had been coping with psychological well being points.
However inside days, the main target 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 stories.
The media consideration intensified after Rajput’s father registered a grievance towards 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 medication and driving him to suicide.
The actress has approached the Supreme Courtroom over what she says is an “unfair media trial” and has issued her personal assertion and given TV interviews, denying all the costs towards her.
She has additionally issued a plea to Residence Minister Amit Shah for a good investigation into Rajput’s demise.