Rhea Chakraborty, facing multiple investigations in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police today against the actor's sister Priyanka Singh over what she called a "bogus medical prescription" to enable the actor to access anxiety medication that cannot legally be prescribed on WhatsApp.
"(Sushant Singh Rajput) died merely five days after obtaining the prescription in which he was unlawfully prescribed psychotropic substances," Rhea Chakraborty said in her complaint naming Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar of Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for forgery.
"It is imperative that the actions of Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar and others be investigated and that it be determined as to how they came to provide the deceased with such a bogus and unlawful prescription," she said.
Sushant Singh Rajput's family's lawyer Vikas Singh rebutted the charge saying there was "no criminality" involved. He said the complaint was Rhea Chakraborty's attempt to keep the Mumbai Police's jurisdiction alive in the case after the Supreme Court asked the CBI to take over the entire investigation.
Rhea Chakraborty's complaint alleged that the forged prescription depicted Sushant Singh Rajput as being at a Delhi Out Patient Department when in fact he was in Mumbai.
The complaint is based on WhatsApp texts between the actor and his sister from June 8, six days before he was found dead in his Mumbai apartment.
From the chat, it appears that Priyanka Singh asked Sushant Singh Rajput to take Librium for a week, Nexito every day and Lonazep for "whenever there is anxiety attack".
All three are prescribed for depression and anxiety. Priyanka Singh also appears to tell her brother that she can help him connect with the "best doctor in Mumbai, all confidential".
A prescription that she WhatsApped her brother appeared "forged and fabricated" and the drugs cannot be prescribed electronically, Rhea Chakraborty alleged.
Rhea Chakraborty, who left Sushant Singh Rajput's apartment the same day, claims the actor showed her the messages. She says she tried to dissuade him from taking medication not prescribed by his doctors, but Sushant Singh Rajput "insisted" on only taking medicines "his sister was prescribing him".
"The deceased then proceeded to ask me to leave the house as his other sister Meethu Singh was coming to live with him and would take care of him. It was thus that I came to leave our residence and this was also the last time I saw the deceased alive," Rhea Chakraborty wrote in her complaint.
Stating that Sushant Singh Rajput was being treated for mental health issues and had been dignosed as bipolar, Rhea Chakraborty wrote: "However, the deceased was not disciplined in respect of his treatment and would abruptly stop his medication to the dismay of his doctors and myself."
The chat, which surfaced last week, contradicts the family's claim that they were not aware of any mental health problems Sushant Singh Rajput may have been battling. Sushant Rajput's father had claimed in a complaint in Bihar that he had no knowledge about his son's mental health issues.
Rhea Chakraborty, a 28-year-old actor, is being investigated over Sushant Singh Rajput's family's allegations that she mentally harassed the actor, stole crores from his bank accounts and had a role in his death.
Currently, she is facing intense questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau, which has arrested her brother Showik in its investigations into a drugs angle in Sushant Singh Rajput's death.