The family of actor and model Sameer Sharma, 44, arrived in the city from Bangalore on Friday and recorded their statements with the police. Meanwhile, sources said that police have found a medical file which will be closely checked to ascertain if the late actor was consulting any specialist and had any ailments. Sharma, who was found hanging from the ceiling fan on Wednesday night, had mostly stayed alone in the flat and had no visitors since he shifted at the rental Malad apartment in February, said police.
Sharma was staying in a rented apartment at Neha CHS near Jankalyan Nagar in Malad (W), where he is suspected to have committed suicide three days ago. According to police sources, when the building's watchman saw Sharma hanging from the kitchen ceiling, he alerted the residents and broke the door open, only to find the house in a very untidy position with liquor bottles spread all over, hinting that he had been drinking days before his drastic step.
Interestingly, during the panchnama, police also found a heavy medical file, which will be closely monitored to ascertain if Sharma was recently diagnosed with any ailments. Meanwhile, police have recorded statements of Sharma's family-- parents and sister, who have reportedly said that the actor kept in touch with them, but not very often.
Police will also be recording statements of any actor/friends who were acquainted with Sharma to find any leads on the reason for his suicide. While Sharma was separated from his wife and had filed for divorce, police suspect family issues were not the trigger for committing the suicide. Malad Police will also be going through Sharma's financials and social media.
According to sources, Sharma hardly had any visitors at his house and was mostly by himself during the lockdown. One of Sharma's actor friends said that the duo recently discussed at length about Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide and how he was such a great person. Soon after Rajput's suicide, Sharma had penned down a write-up about the incident, requesting people to seek medical help if going through depression.