Vikas Singh took to Twitter stating he was getting “frustrated” by the delay in CBI’s decision-making with regards to the case Credit: Twitter

Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, on Friday gave another explosive statement when he claimed that a doctor, who is a part of the AIIMS team, had told him “long back” that the actor’s photos indicated death by strangulation and not suicide.

Singh took to Twitter stating he was getting “frustrated” by the delay in CBI’s decision-making with regards to the case. He wrote, “Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR. The Doctor who is part of AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide.”

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However, Dr Sudhir Gupta, who is leading the team of AIIMS doctors in the case, said in an interview with a leading daily that the investigation is still going on. He also added that the statement by Singh is not correct and that they can’t simply conclude on the murder or suicide based on just the ligature marks and the scene of the crime.

The panel of doctors is also re-evaluating the case of Rajput’s post-mortem and viscera reports from the remaining 20% sample available to ascertain if it was indeed a murder or a suicide. The team of panelists was supposed to hand over a conclusive report by September 22; however, the probe is still on.

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If sources are to be believed, the team of doctors is also probing if Rajput was poisoned or not before his death.

Thirty-four-year-old Rajput was found dead in his apartment in Suburban Bandra on June 14 following which the Mumbai Police lodged an Accidental Death Report (ADR). Later on July 25, KK Singh (Rajput’s father) lodged a complaint in the matter with Patna Police against Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, her parents Sandhya and Indrajit, Rajput’s then-manager Shruti Modi, and his house manager Samuel Miranda.

KK Singh accused them of cheating and also abetting his son’s suicide. He also accused them of siphoning off Rs 15 crore from his son’s bank account. Hence, the Enforcement Directorate is also probing into money laundering charges. Subsequently, Narcotics Control Bureau was also roped in to help in the probe when a drug angle was also found.

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