What seems like an instant-replay version of the Jiah Khan suicide, accusing fingers are now being pointed at Sushant Singh Rajput’s (ex?) girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty for his tragic death.
A case has been lodged in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur court against Rhea for the abetment of Sushant’s suicide. This is the second suicide-abetment case to be filed from Muzaffarpur regarding Sushant’s death.
One hopes this won’t become another case like the Jiah Khan suicide where her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was accused of abetment. The case continues to drag its feet for seven years.
Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Khan has commented on social media regarding Rhea’s alleged role in Sushant’s death . Rabia says, “She(Rhea) was planted and groomed to repeatedly encourage Sushant saying there is something wrong with him to take medication or counselling him to believe that he is mentally ill aiding him by constantly repeating that he suffered from chronic illnesses, including depression, anxiety and pain.”
Mrs Khan also insinuates a relationship between Rhea and a man old enough to be her grandfather, presumably Mahesh Bhatt.
There is every possibility that Sushant’s suicide may attain the same tragic resonance in the public’s mind as Jiah Khan’s suicide.
However writer-director Rumy Jaffrey who was close to both Sushant and Rhea says she was nowhere on the scene of the suicide, “Rhea had left Sushant’s home. As far as I know they were not living together at the time of his death.”