Mumbai: After Ankita Lokhande, now it’s the turn of the doctors to be in the limelight in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Doctors who signed the autopsy report of actor Sushant Singh Rajput are now receiving a torrent of abuse, threats and allegations.
Screenshots of the autopsy report which had names and mobile numbers of the five doctors from Cooper Hospital here have gone viral. The screenshots have found their way to various social media platforms. This has happened as conspiracy theories about Rajput’s death began to do the rounds.
The doctors who have been threatened and abused were unavailable for comment. However, the president of the Medico-Legal Association of Maharashtra, Dr Shailesh Mohite confirmed the news. He said the doctors who signed the report were receiving abusive phone calls and messages for the last few days.
Some media reports said that callers accused the doctors of taking bribe to ‘suppress’ the truth in the report.
“The dean of Cooper Hospital Dr Pinakin Gujjar informed me about the harassment of five doctors. They had signed the PM (post-mortem) examination report of Rajput,” Dr Mohite told this agency.
“The hospital’s landline numbers were also flooded with similar calls. I feel that firm legal action should be taken against such trolls. Some of them have gone ahead and found personal details of these doctors. They have shared screenshots of those details on social media platforms. It is unfortunate that doctors have to go through such harassment and their families are being targetted,” he added.
Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide at his Bandra residence June 14. The Supreme Court upheld Wednesday transfer of an FIR registered by Bihar police in the case to the CBI. The apex court said the central agency alone will probe the cases related to the actor’s death.