Jiah Khan’s suicide case: Sooraj Pancholi to face trail in June


Sooraj Pancholi, son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab has been charged with abetment to suicide in Jiah Khan’s suicide case. Sooraj has been charged under section 306 ‘abetment to suicide’ in Jiah death case. The ‘Hero’ actor will be facing trial in June. The ‘Nishabd’ actress was found hanging at her residence by her mother Rabia Khan on June 3, 2013.

"Sooraj pleaded innocence and the examination of witnesses will start from February 14," his lawyer Prashant Patil said.

According to the CBI, Sooraj Pancholi had "hidden facts and fabricated information" during interrogation.

Sooraj Pancholi had refused to undergo polygraph or brain-mapping tests which the agency wanted to conduct to get to the bottom of the case.

A three-page note written by Jian Khan was seized by the Mumbai Police during their early investigation on June 10, 2013. The letter narrated her pain that she had gone through during her relationship with Sooraj Pancholi. She talked about the "intimate relationship, physical abuse and mental and physical torture" allegedly at the hands of Sooraj Pancholi which drove her to commit suicide.

In October 2013, Rabiya Khan had moved the Bombay High Court and sought CBI investigation alleging that her daughter was murdered. Her plea was granted by the court and handed over the case to CBI.