Jiah Khan Suicide: CBI files charge sheet

On Wednesday, CBI filed charge sheet at Mumbai Sessions court in Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s suicide case, who was found hanging on a ceiling fan on June 3, 2013 at her Juhu apartment.

The case was handed over to CBI after Jiah’s mother Rabia Khan produced substantial information, claiming that her daughter was murdered and has not committed suicide.  

When the case was handed over to CBI, they investigated the case in their own way and recovered ample amount of evidences which suggests that her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi and his father veteran actor Aditya Pancholi was involved in abetting the suicide.

A top official of the CBI on condition of anonymity informed that  Sooraj, debuted in Bollywood with ‘Hero’ last month and his father former actor Aditya Pancholi, could be charged with abetting the alleged suicide of Jiah Khan, who was found hanging at her Juhu home on June 3, 2013.

“There are enough reasons for the two to be charged,” said the CBI official.

On the basis of the letter found, Sooraj was booked for abetting Jiah’s suicide and he was arrested on June 10. On July 1, 2013, the Bombay High Court granted the 22-year-old bail.

However, special public prosecutor Dinesh Tiwari expressed his surprise at CBI's move. He was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, "I was never informed about the charge sheet and the conclusion that the agency had arrived at."

Mr Tiwari, who had also appeared for Jiah's mother Rabia, said that he would oppose the charge sheet if CBI concluded the cause of death as a 'suicide'.

Jiah Khan, who debuted with ‘Nishabd’ opposite Amitabh Bachchan committed suicide at her Juhu residence on June 3rd, 2013. She hanged herself to the ceiling fan of her house when her mother and sisters were out.