Peak Indian Journalism: Food delivery boy outside Rhea Chakraborty's house accosted by reporters

As the media continued to throng outside late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty’s residence, there came a hilarious twist to the tale of events, courtesy sensational journalism.

It wasn’t Rhea herself or her close aide, who was grilled by reporters waiting haphazardly for a news byte, but the food delivery boy who was simply doing his job.

According to a video surfaced on social media, a delivery boy from Healthy Hummus was stopped outside Chakraborty’s residence and questioned about his whereabouts.

Reporters in the video can be seen asking him questions like where did he go, whom did he speak to, was he asked to not talk to the media, which flat number did he go to etc.

At one point a reporter even asks him to put his phone on speaker!

Despite the constant pressure caused by the media, the delivery boy did not mention Rhea but a Pia instead.

Earlier, it was reported that Rhea used drugs. However, her lawyer said that she never ever consumed drugs and is ready for any test.

Satish Maneshinde, in a statement, said: "Rhea has never consumed drugs in her life time. She's ready for a blood test any time."

The Enforcement Directorate had written to the Narcotics Control Bureau seeking their guidance in the drug angle in the case.

The source said that the agency wants to ascertain if there was some drug syndicate angle involved in the case of Sushant, who was found dead at his flat in Mumbai's Bandra on June 14.

The ED has registered a case of money laundering on the basis of the Bihar Police FIR filed on the complaint of Sushant's father K.K. Singh. The agency has already recorded the statement of Sushant's father, his sisters Priyanka Singh, and Meetu Singh in connection with the case.

It has also recorded the statement of Rhea, her brother Showik, father Indrajit, Sushant's ex-manager Shruti Modi, flatmate Siddharth Pithani, house manager Samuel Miranda, chartered accountant Sandeep Sridhar, Rhea's CA Ritesh Shah and others.

Meanwhile, a team of CBI's SIT, which is in Mumbai to probe the death of the actor on Tuesday continued their questioning of Pithani, Sushant's personal staff Neeraj Singh, his CA Sridhar and accountant Rajat Mewati. According to sources, the CBI team has also summoned two Mumbai Police personnel in connection with the case.

The CBI team has visited the flat of Sushant twice along with the forensic team and Pithani, Neeraj and Dipesh Sawant. In the last four days, it has also twice visited the Waterstone resort, where Sushant stayed for two months and the Cooper hospital where his autopsy was done.

The agency is yet to summon Rhea and her family members.

The CBI has also sought help from AIIMS Forensic Department to understand the autopsy report of Sushant. The time of death was missing from the seven-page report. The CBI team earlier in the day briefed their superiors in Delhi about the latest developments and findings in the case.

The CBI took over the probe after the Supreme Court gave its nod for the federal probe agency to investigate.

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