Family Members in Patna Stunned by Sushant Singh Rajput's Suicide

Crowd gathers outside the home of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput in Patna on Sunday following his suicide in Mumbai.

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Patna: Less than a week after his former manager reportedly committed suicided by jumping from a building in Mumbai, young Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead hanging from the ceiling of his apartment with police dubbing it as a case of suicide.

The suicide of the star of films like 'Shuddh Desi Romance', 'PK', 'MS Dhoni – The Untold Story', 'Welcome to New York', 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi', and 'Chhichhore', among others, was confirmed by senior Mumbai Police official Manoj Kumar.

Though no suicide note was found from the scene of suicide, police said medications generally used to battle depression were found from his room.

Born in Purnia and raised in Patna where he attended St. Karen's high School, Sushant studied engineering in Delhi University before dropping out of the college to pursue a career in acting.

As the news of Sushant's suicide spread nationwide thanks to the effect of social media, his father KK Singh, who lives alone in his house on Road #6 in Rajiv Nagar in Patna, was struggling to stay conscious as he kept slipping into a state of unconsciousness as relatives and loved ones tried to console him.

Family members said it was hard to believe Sushant had committed suicide as he was not the kind of person who would do a horrible thing like this.

Meanwhile crowd made up of fans and neighbors outside Sushant's Patna home, Usha Singh Niwas, continued to swell forcing the administration to bring in anti-riot squad just in case the situation got out of hand.

Youngest of the five siblings, all other being sisters, Sushant's brother-in-law, a senior police official in Haryana, arrived in Patna to manage the situation. Talking to the media, he said that he will take his father-in-law to Mumbai by a Monday flight to bring back the body of Sushant whose last rites will be performed in Patna.

Born on January 21, 1986 in Purnia, Sushant finished schooling from St. Karen's High School in Patna. He was placed 7th in the Delhi College of Engineering entrance exam and chose to join the Mechanical Engineering course. He, however, quit college after the third year and left for Mumbai to seek career in films and television.

His mother had passed away when Sushant was just a little boy.

His uncle said he did not believe Sushant committed suicide and sensing foul play, demanded a CBI enquiry into his sudden and shocking death.

"I don't trust the Maharashtra government so only a full CBI probe would bring facts to the surface," he said.

Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief and former MP Pappu Yadav was one of the many visitors who reached Sushant's house in Patna to console the grieving family members. He also sought a CBI probe in Sushant's alleged suicide death.

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