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: APThe 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

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

Topic |   Wellness
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: APThe 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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