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Family Knew Of Sushant Rajput’s Depression Since 2013, His Sister Told Mumbai Police

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Meetu Singh lives in Goregaon

New Delhi:

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters admitted in their statements to Mumbai Police that the actor had talked about “feeling low” and had consulted a psychiatrist in 2013. The statements by the actor’s sisters Neetu Singh, Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh contradict what the family said in its police complaint in Bihar about not being aware of Sushant Singh Rajput battling any mental problems.

Meetu Singh, who stayed with Sushant Singh Rajput for a few days and left just two days before his death on June 14, told the police the actor had shared with the family last year that he was “feeling low”.

“In October 2019, he told our whole family that he is feeling low and hence my sisters Neetu Singh and Priyanka Singh from Delhi and Haryana came to meet my brother Sushant Singh Rajput at his flat in Mumbai. All our sisters lived with him for some time and convinced him properly. My brother Sushant Singh was feeling low due to professional ups and downs,” Meetu Singh said in the statement accessed by NDTV.

“My sister Neetu Singh asked her to come with him to Delhi, he said that he will come some days later. In November 2019 my brother Mr. Sushant Singh was feeling low and hence he was taking medical treatment with Dr. Kersi Chawda in Hinduja hospital. In March 2020, due to COVID-19, he was living at home, reading books, doing exercise and meditation as well as yoga,” she said.

Meetu Singh said on June 8, she met Sushant Singh Rajput after he called. “He was calm and when I asked what happened he told me that he cannot go anywhere due to the lockdown and (he is) feeling bored. At that time, he told me that after the lockdown is over we will go around in this in South India,” she said.

She said she stayed with him, on his request, cooked for him, chatted with him and also discussed touring South India. She left on June 12, she said, as her daughter was alone in Goregaon. The actor didn’t return her calls or messages that day, she told the police.

“I don’t know if Sushant committed suicide clue to business or any other reasons,” she said.

Another sister, Priyanka Singh Tanwar, told the police that Sushant Singh Rajput told his sisters in 2013 that he was “feeling very low”.

“He used to come out of all this, once we all convinced him. In 2013 he consulted a psychiatrist in Andheri. After that he became very composed and his career was progressing well. He had attained huge success in very little time,” Priyanka Singh said in her statement.

She also spoke about the October 2019 conversation.

“In November 2019 my brother was feeling low and hence he was taking medical treatment with Dr. Kersi Chawda in Hinduja hospital. In March 2020, due to COVID-19, he was living at home, reading books, doing exercise and meditation as well as yoga. On 4 June in the morning, I called my brother and I asked why did not call for four to five days, he was feeling low. At that time, I told him that after the lockdown is over, I will come to meet him,” she said.

She said Meetu lived with their brother for four or five days. “On June 12, my sister went to his house to Goregaon, as she had some work in her house. On June 14 (she) called in the afternoon to tell me my brother has committed suicide… After that, I left for Mumbai from Delhi immediately by flight. I don’t know if Sushant has committed suicide due to business or any other reasons,” said Priyanka.

A third sister, Neetu Singh, said when their mother Usha Singh died (due to hypertension), the actor was in Class 11 and was “extremely sad”.

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