Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput roommate Siddhart Pithani was the first to see his dead body as he was living with the actor. Pithani -- who first made headlines for his email to Mumbai Police, claiming that Rajput's kin was 'pressurizing' him - has now opened up about receiving death treats by furious netizens and also addressed several allegations. In his recent interview, he spoke about the allegations that the pages of Sushant SIngh Rajput's dairy were missing.
Siddharth Pithani told Times Now that the actor 'had a habit of tearing diary pages himself'. "The diaries that Sushant had shared about, he had written about scientists and geniuses, and he wanted to invite them to his house and make a nice video so people could learn from them,” he revealed. Responding to allegations, Siddharth said, “Sushant had a habit of tearing pages if he didn’t like what he’d written. I’m sure people will find missing pages in more books also."
For the unversed, during the probe, Mumbai Police had recovered five personal diaries from Rajput's Bandra residence, which were reviewed to find any leads to ascertain his cause of depression and trigger for suicide. A few pages from the diary were rumoured to be missing.
In another interview, Siddharth Pithani revealed that he has filed a police complaint in Hyderabad, regarding the alleged death threats and online abuse.
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday in connection with the money laundering case lodged by it.
The ED has also summoned for questioning Shruti Modi, who is Chakraborty's business manager, and Rajput's friend and roommate Siddharth Pithani in connection with the money laundering probe stemming from a complaint filed by his father with the Bihar Police in connection with his death, officials said.
They said the two are accused in their case and their statements will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) once they appear on their scheduled dates for Friday and Saturday respectively.
Pithani is stated to be out of Mumbai at present and he has said in various news channel interviews that he was present in the Bandra flat on June 14 when the 34-year-old actor hanged himself.
The IT professional, stated to be living with Rajput for about an year, had earlier recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police as part of their accidental death report (ADR) probe in the case.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14. Mumbai Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway in the case. Till now, the Mumbai Police have recorded statements of more than 55 people, including Rajput's sisters, Chakraborty and some other film personalities.
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