Actor Sushant Singh Rajput hangs self at Mumbai home

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Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) In a shocking development, well known Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence here on Sunday morning, a police official said.
“He has committed suicide. Mumbai Police is investigating. The police has not found any (suicide) note yet,” Mumbai Police Spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok said.
Clad in a dark t-shirt and grey shorts, Rajput was found hanging by a bedsheet at his home by his domestic help who alerted the police.
On learning of the incident, a team of Bandra Police rushed to investigate and details of the suicide are awaited, officials said.
After the initial probe at the suicide spot where no suicide note has been recovered, his body was taken in an ambulance for an autopsy, they added.
Rajput, 34, hailed from Bihar and was educated in Patna and New Delhi, before shifting to Mumbai.
He was known for his portrayals in TV serials like “Pavitra Rishta”, films “Kai Po Chhe”, “Shuddh Desi Romance”, the biopic “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Detective Byomkesh Bakshi”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath” and “Chhichore”, among several others.
Bollywood and social media reacted with shock and disbelief on hearing the news of the death of Rajput, who was also noted for his philanthropic services.
Shortly after Sushant Singh Rajputs death, the actors official team issued a statement urging fans to remember him for his life and work, and appealing everyone to respect his “privacy at this moment of grief”.
“It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life and his work like they have done so far. We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief,” his team said in a statement while officially confirming the news of his death.
Incidentally, Sushant’s manager had committed suicide a few days ago.
Condolences have poured in for the actor from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders from across the political spectrum.