New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Just a day after Sushant Singh Rajput committecd suicide, the actor's sister-in-law passed away in Bihar's Purnia on Monday night.   

According to a report by The Times of India, Sushant Singh Rajput's cousin brother's wife Sudha Devi couldn't bear the loss of Rajput and breathed her last when the actor's last rites was being conducted in Mumbai. Sudha was reportedly suffering from prolonged illness and had stopped eating after the news of the actor committing suicide broke. 

The 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his Bandra residence on Sunday. According to police and several media reports, the 'Kai Po Che' actor was suffering from depression for the past several months. 

While some of Sushant's family members alleged foul play in the incident and demanded probe into the death, the postmortem report found 'asphyxiation due to hanging' as the cause of death, i.e. committing suicide by hanging himself. 

According to news agency IANS, Sushant’s brother-in-law O P Singh, who is the Additional Director General of Police and posted as Special Officer in the Haryana Chief Minister's Office, has sought a thorough probe into the incident.

Meanwhile, the actor’s maternal uncle also alleged a conspiracy behind the death, claiming that the ‘Kai Po Che’ actor has been murdered.

Another Times of India report claimed that the police were probing the suicide from various angles. "There are media reports that he allegedly suffered from clinical depression because of professional rivalry. Mumbai Police will probe this angle too,Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was quoted as saying.  

Sushant was cremated at the Pawan Hans crematorium in the presence of family members and close friends from the film and TV industry.

Rajput's friend Rhea Chakraborty also attended the cremation after visiting the hospital.

The actor's "Chhichhore" co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma, along with filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, who directed him in his big-screen debut "Kai Po Che!" and "Kedarnath", were also present.

They were joined by others from the film fraternity, including producer Ekta Kapoor, actors Vivek Oberoi, Randeep Hooda, Prateik Babbar and singer Udit Narayan.

According to a source, only close family members and select friends from the industry were allowed to go inside the crematorium in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta