The recent suicide of Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked protest marches, copycat suicides, death threats and cyberbullying as obsessive fans find outlets for their anger. Photo: AP
The recent suicide of Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked protest marches, copycat suicides, death threats and cyberbullying as obsessive fans find outlets for their anger. Photo: AP
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Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Bollywood actor’s death reveals dark side of obsessive fans – copycat deaths, harassment, mob mentality

  • At least three fans have committed suicide since Sushant Singh Rajput died, while a rumoured former girlfriend has received death and rape threats
  • Parallels can be seen with the deaths of Robin Williams and Leslie Cheung, while South Korea, like India, has worrying levels of fan obsession

The recent suicide of Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked protest marches, copycat suicides, death threats and cyberbullying as obsessive fans find outlets for their anger. Photo: AP
The recent suicide of Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked protest marches, copycat suicides, death threats and cyberbullying as obsessive fans find outlets for their anger. Photo: AP
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