The preliminary postmortem report of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, issued by the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai, confirmed he committed suicide.
The hospital released an advance certificate on Monday after Sushant's postmortem and cited asphyxia due to hanging as the cause of his death in the report.
His viscera samples have been preserved for chemical analysis and will be sent to the forensic science laboratory.
Sushant was found dead at his Bandra home in Mumbai on Sunday (June 14, 2020).
On Sunday night, Mumbai BMC said the actor's postmortem would be completed by late-night and appealed to the media to not assemble at the hospital in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, a team of Mumbai Police later reached the actor's residence to investigate the matter. DCP Abhishek Trimukhe said, "Prima Facie, this looks like a case of suicide. No suspicious thing was found at the spot."
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Cyber Police Department, the nodal agency for cyber-crime investigation on Sunday asked netizens to refrain from circulating pictures of deceased Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. They also warned of legal action for circulating photos of Sushant's body and asked people to delete pictures that have been already shared.
Sushant's family members arrived in Mumbai on Sunday night from Patna for his funeral today (Monday).
The reason behind Sushant's apparent suicide is not clear as no note was recovered from his residence. Police, however, recovered some items including his medical records for investigation.
The 34-year-old actor, who was reportedly battling depression, was found hanging at his Mumbai residence on Sunday. He was said to be under stress and depression for the last few months.
(Source: Zee News/India Today)