Rhea Chakraborty may have been present in the waiting area for tourists and family, according to the hospital’s dean, when the body of Sushant Singh Rajput was taken away on June 15, an official said.
A clean chit was issued by the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission to the city-based Cooper Hospital and police over the alleged visit of actor Rhea Chakraborty to the mortuary of the hospital where the body of actor Sushant Singh Rajput had been held, an official said.
The commission official said on Wednesday after going through the reports submitted by the city police as well as the hospital, it found that no “third party” had entered the barred mortuary area, the commission official said.
After some news channels reported that Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Rajput’s mother, was allowed to access the post-mortem room in the morgue in violation of regulations, the commission released a show-cause notice to the hospital and police on August 25.
“Detailed reports with documentation and photos were provided by all departments, particularly the hospital. No stranger or a third party was permitted in the post-mortem room. These are forbidden areas,” said the official.
According to the dean of the hospital, Ms. Chakraborty may have been present in the waiting area for tourists and relatives when the body of Sushant Rajput was taken away after an autopsy on June 15 for final rites, he said.
“Police have no part to play, so they are not in the picture until a corpse is turned over to the mortuary (for autopsy),” he said.
“After the post-mortem police come into the picture when the body is brought to them and then hand it over to the family,” the official said , adding that Sushant Rajput ‘s body was handed over to his sister.
“The commission came to the conclusion, looking at all these things, that there was no violation (of the norms) on the part of the dean or the police,” he added.