Mumbai: Mystery has shrouded the death of actress Jiah Khan ever since she was found dead at her Mumbai apartment in June 2013.
Khan was in a relationship with Hero actor Sooraj Pancholi. A note recovered from Jiah’s apartment after her death had said how she had to undergo an abortion during the course of her relation with Pancholi.
he case has seen several twists and turns, with Jiah’s mother Rabia alleging that Sooraj was responsible for her daughter’s death. Pancholi had also been arrested on charges of abetment to suicide. He was later released.
Rabia had moved court alleging foul play in Jiah’s death, following which the Bombay High Court had assigned the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Several gruesome details about Jiah’s pregnancy and the subsequent abortion have now emerged. The CBI filed a charge sheet yesterday (December 9), and a report in Mumbai Mirror has revealed disturbing details about the abortion.
The tabloid has quoted a source as saying that Jiah was four months pregnant when she informed her boyfriend about the same. The two visited a physician. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), however, was not fruitful. After that, Sooraj and Jiah had gone to a gynaecologist who had prescribed stronger medicines.
The source added, “After taking the medicine, Khan started hemorrhaging and called Pancholi for help. She was in pain and needed immediate medical attention, but Pancholi allegedly asked her to wait and called up the gynaecologist for guidance. He was asked to rush Khan to hospital as the foetus had probably aborted but had not been expelled from the body, which is probably what led to the hemorrhaging.”
The incident scared Sooraj that his acting career might never see the light of the day if anyone got a whiff of the pregnancy and abortion. Pancholi, instead of taking Jiah to the hospital, extricated the foetus with his hands and disposed it off in the toilet.
The incident is said to have left Jiah emotionally shattered, and finally pushed her to kill herself.
While it will still be a while before the courts arrive at a decision, the charge sheet is expected to make the case against Sooraj somewhat stronger. As per the latest developments in the case, Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide.