CBI rules Sushant Singh Rajput's manager Disha's death as accident
In June 2020, Mumbai-based talent manager Disha Salian's sudden death piqued the interest of citizens across the country. More so because Salian died just a few days before the tragic passing of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Salian had managed Rajput in the past. Finally, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has concluded her death case. Per reports, CBI has ruled it as an accident.
Why does this story matter?
- The entertainment industry found itself dealing with utter grief when Salian passed away at 28.
- She was suspected to have died due to suicide on June 8, 2020.
- Just five days later, Rajput, one of the A-listers Salian managed in her career, also passed away.
- Soon, various conspiracy theories started ruling the conversations surrounding their demise.
- The recent finding will certainly provide some clarity.
Salian passed away after falling off 14th floor balcony
On Wednesday, reports stated that CBI has concluded Salian's death was accidental. She passed away after falling from the balcony of her 14th-floor Malad apartment due to a "loss of balance, while intoxicated," reported Economic Times. The people present at the scene have confirmed the same. Further, the agency noted that there is no connection between the deaths of Salian and Rajput.
No reason to believe Salian's death triggered Rajput's demise
"Since serious allegations were leveled in the Salian matter and claims were made that the two deaths were linked, as Salian had briefly worked for Rajput, her death has been probed in detail," the ET report quoted an unnamed CBI official as saying. They added there was no reason to believe her death had anything to do with Rajput's demise.
What had exactly happened that night?
Per the investigative officer, Salian was organizing get-togethers at her residence in the run-up to her birthday. "The party on June 8th night was part of it. However, that night, Salian, who had consumed alcohol, lost her balance and slipped from the parapet of her flat." Notably, following Rajput's death, some individuals claimed Salian's death had deeply impacted the actor.
SSR's flatmate Siddharth Pithani had alleged Salian's death impacted actor
Rajput's ex-flatmate, Siddharth Pithani, had initially said that the PK star was deeply distressed after he came to know about his former manager's passing. At that time, Salian's father, Satish Salian, denied any connection, stressing that his daughter had met Rajput only once for one hour. Notably, in 2021, Pithani was arrested in connection to the drug case linked to the 34-year-old actor's death.
What has happened to Rajput's death case?
Along with Pithani, Rajput's reported partner Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and 33 others have been accused of "criminal conspiracy" in the drug probe surrounding the Raabta actor's death by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Meanwhile, the CBI took over the death investigation from the Mumbai Police in August 2020. However, CBI's probe is still underway after two years.