The AIIMS forensic panel has ruled out murder claim in the Sushant Singh Rajput case and called it a case of suicide in its “conclusive medico-legal” opinion to CBI, dismissing the theories of poisoning and strangling.
Poisoning was just one of the theories in circulation after doubts were raised by the actor’s family and others who have been contesting the Mumbai Police assessment, based on the autopsy, that Sushant died by suicide.
As per sources, the CBI is likely to continue its probe into “abetment to suicide”.
In a statement on Monday, the CBI said it was conducting a “professional investigation” where “all aspects are being looked at and no aspect has been ruled out”.
Meanwhile, a parallel drugs probe is being conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and 20 people have been arrested so far under various charges of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, including Rhea and Showik Chakraborty.
Their bail pleas came up for hearing on Tuesday, but the order was reserved by the court. Both siblings have been placed in judicial custody till October 6.