Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who is in the centre of the investigations in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, has posted a video on Instagram showing her father being mobbed and chased by mediapersons outside their house in Mumbai. The actor sought protection for her and her family from Mumbai Police so that the family can co-operate with the probe agencies.
“This is inside my building compound, The man in this video is my father Indrajit Chakraborty (retired army officer). We have been trying to get out of our house to cooperate with ED , CBI and various investigation authorities to cooperate,” Ms Chakraborty wrote, along with the video shot from what appears to be a grilled window upstairs.
The video shows a man in white shirt and a cap, getting out a black car, only to be surrounded and grilled by television crews waiting outside the building. The man is seen rushing inside the building.
In the media melee, no coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing were followed.
“There is a threat to my life and my family’s life,” Ms Chakraborty, 28, wrote, adding that the family has not received help from the police.
Soon after sharing her father’s video, Ms Chakraborty posted a video of watchman of her residential complex. “Today, the mediawallahs came. They harassed and hit me. I have been injured. I have children at home and I’m unable to go home,” the watchman, who identified himself as Ram, said.
“Ram is my buildings watchman for the last 10 years. He is hurt, he was hit by media. Media people have entered my building compound and hurt the security guards and my father. Is this not a crime? Who is responsible for this?” the actor wrote.
A drug-related investigation has been launched against Ms Chakraborty based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from her mobile. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father accused Rhea Chakraborty – who dated the actor in his final months – of “poisoning his son” and demanded her arrest.
Mr Rajput’s father had also accused Rhea Chakraborty of mentally harassing the actor, taking his money and driving him to suicide. His complaint named Ms Chakraborty, her parents, brother, Mr Rajpur’s former manager and his last manager, along with others.
Rhea Chakraborty is likely to be questioned by the CBI in the coming days in connection with the probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the 34-year-old actor who was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14.