Watch: TV reporters badger deliveryman outside Rhea Chakraborty's Mumbai flat

‘What’s your name?’ they demand to know. ‘Who are you speaking with? Are you delivering a package to Rhea?’

WrittenBy:NL Team
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The Indian TV media’s coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is plumbing the depths of shamelessness by the day. Not content with turning the tragedy into a spectacle, using innuendo to trash a woman’s character, and cooking up conspiracy theories, they decided to prey on a common man.

A video has emerged of a gaggle of reporters badgering a deliveryman outside the Mumbai the building where Rhea Chakraborty, whom they have been unceasingly vilifying as the “controlling girlfriend” who pushed Rajput to suicide, lives.

The reporters demand to know the man’s name and whether he is making a delivery to Chakraborty’s flat. They follow him around as he speaks on his cellphone and drive him into a corner, all the while asking who he is on the line with, what he is carrying and for whom.

The video was posted on the YouTube channel National Reporter.


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