Sooraj was at a hotel when Jiah died, says Aditya Pancholi

Defending his son Sooraj Pancholi is Jiah Khan’s murder case, veteran actor Aditya Pancholi said that his son Sooraj was at a hotel with his friends when Jiah Khan died. Aditya came out in defense of his son when Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Khan hinted that a close one of Jiah has murdered her daughter. Forensic report suggests that Jiah Khan was murdered as human flesh was found underneath her fingernails and also blood stains were found on her undergarments.

"We've footage of Sooraj entering the hotel, spending time in there with his friend and leaving the hotel. Therefore the question of Sooraj's guilt just doesn't arise," said Aditya

Aditya Pancholi blamed Rabiya Khan for dragging his son in Jiah’s murder.

"We know what Jiah's mother is implying and why she is doing what she is doing. Sooraj is not the scared child that he was when Jiah's suicide toppled his world over," he said.

"Today, after spending 21 days in one of the toughest jails in the country and having been put under the radar for no fault of his Sooraj has grown up. It is being implied that I have pulled strings to get my son out of jail on bail. Tell me if I was so powerful why would I have allowed my son to languish in Arthur Road jail for 21 days?"

Leaving the bad memories behind, Sooraj is preparing for his Bollywood debut which is going to be a remake of Subhash Ghai's 'Hero'.

"My boy is much stronger now. I am glad he learnt the bitter lessons so early in his life. This whole experience has toughened him," said Aditya

In a report published by a Daily Bhaskar, on the day of Jiah’s murder Sooraj was only two minurtes away from her residence. The Juhu Suburban hotel in which Sooraj was spending time with his friends as claimed by sources was just a stone throwing distance from Jiah’s house.

"Jiah's home is around 500 meters away and anyone can reach the said hotel within 2 minutes," says a source close to Jiah's family.

On June 3rd, Jiah Khan was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her house.