Jiah Khan was murdered, alleges mother

It is now four months since the young actress Jiah Khan met with an unnatural death. The actress was found hanging in her room. A number of speculations arose concerning the cause of her death. Jiah had debuted on the silver screen against no less a personality than Amitabh Bachchan in the film Nishabd where she played his love interest as well as a friend of his duagter. The controversial role created quite a stir. But after this her career went downhill. Some suggested that Jiah was depressed about her career and committed suicide.

However, Jiah’s mother Rabia Amin was not ready to accept this. The attention soon turned to Jiah’s boyfriend with who she was found to have an abusive relationship. Young Sooraj Pancholi is the son of actor Aditya Pancholi who is now based in America. It was alleged that Sooraj regularly tortured and abused Jiah which forced the actress to take her own life.

As the investigation has stalled somewhat, Jiah’s mother Rabia Amin has filed a petition with the Bombay High Court. In the petition she alleged that her daughter was probably murdered and her death was then made to look like suicide. In her petition it is stated that a person who commits suicide would have eyes popping and tongue protruding but this was not the case with Jiah. Moreover, there were various injuries on the face and body of the actress which cannot be explained by suicide. A bruise on the left arm and another on the side of her lips suggest that she was hit before she died. Finally, no lung or brain hemorrhage was notice in Jiah as revealed by the autopsy. Such hemorrhage is expected in case of a suicide.

Rabiah alleged that the main suspect is Sooraj Pancholi who has an influential family. This family is actually managing the investigation so that the truth is never revealed and nobody is punished in connection with the death of Jiah Khan. She said that she has strong reasons to suspect that the police probe was intentionally carried out in such a way that the death was made to look like suicide rather than homicide as the medical evidence suggests. She she has demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

The petition was filed on 1st October and will come up for hearing before a single judge bench next week.