Maharashtra Cyber Cell, state nodal agency for cyber security and cyber crime investigation, has issued a warning against circulation of ‘disturbing’ pictures of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday. Soon after the suicide, which shocked the nation, pictures of Sushant’s lifeless body started getting circulated on social media.
Maharashtra Cyber Cell has strictly asked people to not circulate these pictures. The cyber cell wrote on its Twitter handle: “A disturbing trend has been observed on social media platforms by Maharashtra Cyber that pictures of deceased actor Shri Sushant Singh Rajput are being circulated, which are disturbing and in bad taste (sic).”
Asking netizens to refrain from circulating the images, the tweet further read, “It is emphasised that circulation of such pictures is against legal guidelines and court directions, and are liable to invite legal action (sic). Maharashtra Cyber exhorts and directs all netizens to refrain from circulating the aforesaid pictures. The pictures already circulated should be deleted henceforth (sic).”
Meanwhile, the post mortem conducted on Sushant’s body reveled that the actor died due to asphyxia (when the body is deprived of oxygen resulting in unconsciousness or death). Sushant’s family has flown down to Mumbai from Patna and his last rites will be performed today.
Sushant was last seen in Netflix film ‘Drive’ and his film ‘Dil Bechara’, which is a remake of the Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, is currently in post production.