Sushant’s cook Neeraj reveals what happened the day actor died; Chronology

Police is still trying to solve the mystery around Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. With every new development…

Shobhit Kalra August 2, 2020
ED rejects Rhea's request to postpone the recording of her statement till SC's next hearing
ED rejects Rhea's request to postpone the recording of her statement till SC's next hearing

Police is still trying to solve the mystery around Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. With every new development in the case, it becomes murkier than before. Where the Mumbai Police, a team of Bihar Police and law enforcement agency Enforcement Directorate are all trying to solve this high profile case, late actor’s cook Neeraj Singh, in a media interaction, revealed that late actor’s sister Meetu Singh had asked him and other house help to bring Sushant’s body down.

On June 14, the day when Sushant was found dead in his Bandra residence, Mumbai, Neeraj Singh, Sushant’s friend and art designer Siddharth Pithani and Samuel were at home and saw his body hanging in his bedroom.

It is to be mentioned that Sushant was residing with two cooks – Neeraj Singh and Keshav Bachner, housekeeping Deepesh Sawant and friend Siddharth Pithani, who used to live in another room at his Bandra house.

Neeraj who was working for Sushant since May 11, 2019, revealed that before Rhea many people used to live in late actor’s house, “Previously, 10 to 12 people used to live in the house. Later, sir [Sushant] removed a few and Rhea [Chakraborty] madam asked others to vacate.”

On June 8, when Rhea Chakraborty last stayed with the actor before leaving the house, according to Neeraj, “That day, Rhea left around 1.30 pm. She had asked me to pack her clothes. His sister Meetu Singh came home at 5 pm and stayed for nearly three days. She left on June 12th or 13th,” the cook said.

On June 13, Neeraj also revealed that the night before his death, Sushant did not have his dinner, “He asked us to prepare mango shake and had that before he slept,” he said

Neeraj chronicles the events of June 14, briefly talks about the day of actor’s death, “On June 14th morning, he came out of his room and asked for chilled water. But, he was not feeling well and seemed tense. Keshav asked him what he wanted for breakfast and sir said he wanted nariyal pani [coconut water], orange juice and banana. While he drank nariyal pani and orange juice, he said he will have banana later. When Keshav went to ask what sir wanted to have for lunch, there was no reply.”

This was Neeraj’s last conversation with Sushant, “His door was locked from inside and he was not answering any calls. That’s when we called his sister [Meetu] and she asked us to try and open the door.”

Further, unfolding the events of that day, Neeraj said, “We called the locksmith and broke the door lock. But, they did not open the door then. After the locksmith left, Siddharth opened the door and was in complete shock. We all saw his body hanging from the ceiling. His sister [Meetu] asked us to bring his body down. By the time we lowered him, his sister had arrived. We tried pressing his chest. Then, when we removed the cloth, we saw a mark on his neck.”

Neeraj also talked about Sushant’s relationship with his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. “Rhea ma’am and sir were happy. But, after the Europe trip, he was not keeping well. Once, she threatened me to leave the job during the lockdown as I was talking to a kachara wala without wearing a mask. But, sir said he will take care of it. The house atmosphere was very good. If Rhea leaves the house even for a few minutes, Sushant sir wouldn’t even eat. Rhea’s brother Showik and his other friends visit home often and they used to have fun,” Neeraj revealed.

In 2019, Sushant left his old house after Diwali and moved into his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s house for few months. Afterwards, the actor shifted to his Bandra home.

Neeraj also disclosed about Sushant’s medical condition, the said that when Sushant moved into Rhea’s house, he was under some kind of medication.

“Once we had asked for money. We felt that the salary had been cut. But, the house manager said that sir is not keeping well and asked us to adjust,” Neeraj added.

Neeraj was, recently, recorded by Bihar police, where in his statement he explained what Sushant did on June 14 and how he was on June 13, the day before he died.