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After weeks of allegations surrounding the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, Indias Central Bureau of Investigation will handle the inquiry, according to government solicitor general Tushar Mehta.

Rajput, 34, was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai in June. The police said the actor, who had reportedly suffered from depression, had committed suicide.

The case was further aired in the media after the Rajput family said their son did not suffer from depression and accused his former girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty, of stealing his money and harassing him.

Chakraborty, denying the allegations, petitioned the Supreme Court, calling for the local police handling the case to bring it to national authorities.

Although originally an engineering student, Rajput quit to become and actor and dancer, performing in "Kai Po Che", a movie about cricket, love, and politics that won international acclaim.

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