Mumbai, June 14 (UiTV/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 was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra on Sunday morning, and a domestic help alerted the police. He was 34.
“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.
Rajput is best known for his titular role in Neeraj Pandey’s 2016 release, ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story‘, the biopic of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
He made his film debut in Abhishek Kapoor’s 2013 release, “Kai Po Che”, and was seen in films like the biopic “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Detective Byomkesh Bakshi”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath”, “Shudh Desi Romance”, “Chhichore”.
Incidentally, Sushant’s ex-manager Disha Salian committed suicide a few days ago.
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.
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