Mumbai, Feb 23: The parents of Disha Salian, the late former manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, met the chief of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) on Wednesday and demanded action against Union Minister Narayan Rane, his son Nitish and others who were spreading false news about their daughter's death.
Disha Salian's parents Vasanti and Satish Salian met MSCW chief Rupali Chakankar at the commission's office in suburban Bandra, and expressed their distress over the ongoing defamatory news about their late daughter, an official said.
The Salians have stated that they will not be able to survive in the society with respect if such false news was spread on news channels, and hence, they demanded action against concern people, he said.
Following the meet, the commission has taken their demand seriously and assured them of justice, the official added.
Days earlier, Union minister and BJP leader Narayan Rane had addressed a press conference in which he made certain claims regarding Disha Salian's death.
However, despite the emotional appeal made by Disha Salian's family members to politicians to refrain from maligning her name by questioning the circumstances surrounding her death, claims and counter-claims on the issue are being made, with Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil saying that the truth behind Disha Salian's death will be exposed after March 7.
Earlier this week, the MSCW had issued a notice to the Mumbai Police in connection with Disha Salian's alleged suicide and directed them to file a reply in the next two days, after Mr Rane claimed that she was raped and murdered.
Who is Disha Salian?
Disha Salian hails from Karnataka’s coastal district of Udupi. She was born in 1992 into a business family background. She reportedly migrated to Mumbai with her family at an early age.
After completing her education, she worked in the Times of India Group for more than three years. She went on to become the celebrity manager at Media Vantage.
Apart from Sushant, she had great links with many popular celebrities like Bharti Singh, Alisha Panwar, and others.
Salian allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a high-rise building in suburban Malad on June 8, 2020, six days before Rajput (34) was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra. She was 28.