“A dead man cannot speak for himself."
Indian film actor, producer, director and singer, Shekhar Suman who has been vocal in demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput has urged people not to defame his character.
The death case of the late actor who reportedly committed suicide on 14 June 2020 has seen many twists and turns.
The recent being the AIIMS report which ruled out any foul play stating Sushant committed suicide.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Suman opened up about Rhea Chakraborty, who was initially arrested for procuring drugs but has now been granted bail. He said:
“I hold the honourable Bombay Court in high esteem. You’ve (got) to respect the agencies.
“If they didn’t find anything against her, so fair enough. She wasn’t a part of any drug cartel as far as we know now, she procured drugs and passed it on to her boyfriend.
“You never know she might have stopped him from taking drugs or not. You can’t call someone guilty until proven by a court of law.”
Shekhar Suman continued to address how people are upset with AIIMS Dr Sudhir Gupta. However, the lack of evidence must be taken into consideration. He explained:
“People are upset with Dr Sudhir Gupta but the panel had more doctors and they were chosen by the authority.
“They’re saying what they found out. Unfortunately, there’s no evidence. There are billions of cases in this world that have gone unsolved and many times innocent people were sent to the gallows.
“And there have been instances when a new development changed the course, so miracles do happen.
“Let’s hope and pray it happens this time too.”
“Thankfully we’ve got social media where we can go and vent our feelings, doubts and apprehensions.”
Since Sushant’s death, rumours have claimed the actor was a drug addict. Speaking about the same, Shekhar Suman said:
“A dead man cannot speak for himself. Now, it’s been said he was a drug addict, that he would move from one woman to another.
“Why are we pushing him into the dark corners? I am not prepared to hear that you’re fighting for someone who was a drug addict.
“We should maintain dignity in his death and stop vilifying his image, tearing him into shreds is wrong.
“Let’s leave it to God now. The power above us all will do justice. Let’s be satisfied, at least we fought tooth and nail.
“I would like to remember him as a bright boy who unfortunately is no more with us.”