In the midst of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, psychotherapist Susan Walker emerged and did an interview with renowned journalist Barkha Dutt, giving details on the mental health of the later actor and his relationship with Rhea Chakraborty. KK Singh, Singh Rajput’s father, has filed a police case against Walker, for revealing details about his son’s mental health to the media. It’s been filed under ‘professional misconduct’.
KK Singh wrote to the Medical Council of India and said, as stated by Hindustan Times, “As such, it is clear that Ms. Susan Walker has waived her confidentiality without any legal basis and without even consulting the complainant and as such she has committed professional misconduct under Regulation 7.14 of the 2002 Regulations”.
He went on to add, “Further Regulation 2.2 of the 2002 Regulations also require medical practitioners to not reveal anything disclosed by patients in confidence. Also, the onus to show that the disclosure was made with any authority lie on the medical practitioner in view of Section 111 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. In view thereof, it is humbly requested that required proceedings may be initiated against Ms. Susan Walker under Regulation 8 of the 2002 Regulations”.
Walker had explained in the said interview that she wanted to speak out because she wanted to clear the misinformation.