Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14 Credit: File image

A new development has come in the highly debated suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Over 80,000 fake accounts were created on various platforms to discredit the investigation into the actor’s death by Mumbai police and Maharashtra government.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has asked the cyber cell to investigate and register cases under the Information Technology Act.

It was found that after the actor’s death on June 14, posts were uploaded from different countries like France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Romania, Indonesia, Turkey, and Thailand, using hashtags like #justiceforsushant #sushantsinghrajput and #SSR.

The police commissioner said that it was a motivated campaign with vested interest to malign the image of Mumbai police and derail its investigation into the actor’s death. The fake accounts not just vigorously posted on social media to create trends, but also target Mumbai police with abusive tones.

Recently, on Saturday, a six-member team of AIIMS’s forensic doctors ruled out the possibility of murder in Rajput’s case, saying he died by suicide.

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