Rumours have gone rife, linking the deaths of both Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian. In the midst of all this, Disha’s father Satish Salian has written to Mumbai Police, seeking action against journalists for defaming Disha and spreading fake news.
The father has written to Dilip Yadav, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Malwani Division, Malad, over mental harassment and consequent victimisation of the family, and deceased daughter Disha by media and journalists.
In the letter, the father stated that the stories about Disha were being cooked up by the media and held no truth. He said these fake news were taking a huge toll on the family’s health.
Satish also emphasized that they did not suspect foul play and were satisfied with Mumbai Police’s investigation and urged them to take action against the concerned journalists, politicians and media for their insensitivity.
Read the full letter:
Subject: Mental harassment and consequent victimization of my family and deceased daughter Disha Salian by journalists and media people
“I am writing this to you as my family has been continuously harassed by journalists and media people in relation to the death of my daughter Disha Salian. In light of the above unfortunate incident and circumstances, I had already submitted a written complaint in Malvani Police Station & ACP’s office vide letter dated: 13/07/2020 against derogatory posts and forwards being shared by the listed people in the said letter, leading to defamation of my deceased daughter and my family.
In addition to the said letter, I would like to bring to your attention, the atrocities of journalists and media people on my family.
The media people come unannounced at my house hiding their original brand in the name of interviews regarding the death of my daughter. They are providing the media with misleading news which are not only creating hindrance to the actual inquiry being conducted, but it’s also taking a toll on my family.
We are being harassed by these people by repeatedly questioning our faith in Mumbai Police and their way of inquiries are conducted. We have already given our statement to the police that we do not suspect anyone of foul play.
News about her involvement with any politician or attending parties with big names of film fraternity, rape, murder are all the stories cooked by these media people just to sell it to channels. These stories hold no truth. These are misleading the people and tarnishing my daughter’s reputation and my family’s reputation. These fake news are taking a huge toll on my family’s health and we are being victimized by the media. We are completely satisfied with the investigations being conducted by Mumbai Police and have faith in them.
Through this letter. I would request you to take reasonable action against the concerned journalists, influencers, politicians and media for their insensitive act towards us.”
Disha Salian, allegedly jumped off a high-rise Mumbai building on June 8 and was found dead. Sushant Singh Rajput died a few days later on June 14.
Malad’s Malvani Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) in Salian’s case. On Wednesday, they issued a press note seeking more information and proof on Disha.
It read: “In relation to Disha Salian’s death, the Malvani Police Station has registered a case of unnatural death. Malvani police is investigating all possible angles related to this death. Regarding this, a lot of news/information is being published on social media, newspapers and TV channels. If anyone has any information or evidence relating to this and wishes to share it with us, can do so with the following officers.”
Meanwhile, as per India Today report, Disha Salian’s post-mortem report was conducted two days after her death, which has raised a lot of questions about the delay. Her autopsy report mentions, “Head injury, multiple injuries (unnatural)”. As per the post-mortem report, there is no specific mention about injuries on private parts.
The doctor who carried out the post-mortem noted that the injuries she sustained as she fell from the 14th floor of the building as the primary cause of death.