Six individuals, including five members of late Hindi film actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s extended family, were killed in a road accident on Tuesday morning after the SUV they were travelling in, collided with a truck, in Lakhisarai district in Bihar, IANS reported.
Four others suffered injuries in the accident.
According to Hindustan Times, the late actor’s distant family members were coming back from attending a funeral in Patna when the incident occurred. The family had gone to attend the funeral of Geeta Devi, senior Haryana police officer OP Singh’s sister. OP Singh is Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law.
The accident occurred within the limits of Halsi police station and near a middle school in Pipra. They were returning to their residence in Bhandar village in Jamui district, Bihar.
The superintendent of police of the station said, “It was a massive collision between a truck and a Sumo [an SUV] in which ten persons were returning from Patna. Six persons including the driver of the Sumo were killed on the spot while four injured have been shifted to hospital in critical condition.”
Among the injured, two have been identified as Balmukund Singh and Dil Khush Singh, who are undergoing treatment in Patna, while the other two, Balmiki Singh and Tonu Singh are admitted at the Lakhisarai district hospital.
Meanwhile, the deceased included Laljit Singh, OP Singh’s brother-in-law and his two sons Amit Shekhar and Ram Chandra Singh. Others who were killed in the accident were Baby Devi, Anita Devi, and the driver Preetam Kumar. It is yet to be known if Kumar is a family member of the deceased. The mortal remains of the deceased have been sent to the hospital for post-mortem investigations.
Rajput died by suicide on June 14, 2020, in Mumbai, which sparked several controversies regarding mental health issues and nepotism in the Hindi film industry. It also led to a massive drug probe that is being investigated by the NCB and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).