CBI Has 'Washed Its Hands Off The Matter', Says Jiah Khan's Mother on Suicide Probe

Jiah Khan, who stared in films like Nishabd and Ghajini alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan was found hanging in her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013.

Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai today accepted the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Jiah Khan's death which has charged actor Suraj Pancholi with abetment to suicide.

Rabia Khan, the mother of model-actor Jiah who was 25 at the time of her death, blamed the Mumbai police of botching up the probe and claims that her daughter was murdered. She had filed a petition with the court asking for a CBI probe.

But Rabia Khan and her lawyers claim that they were assured by the CBI that a case of murder was being built against Sooraj Pancholi but was later only charged with abetment to suicide according to its chargesheet.

"What they have discovered was devastating for me. I suppose they have just washed their hands off the matter. They promised me justice," Rabia Khan told NDTV.

The CBI chargesheet describes gory details of how an abortion procedure was carried out at home to keep Jiah Khan and Sooraj Pancholi's romantic relationship under wraps. It also talks about how the entire trauma dragged Jiah Khan into depression before she took her own life.

Jiah Khan, who stared in films like Nishabd and Ghajini alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan was found hanging in her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013.

Advocate Swapnil Ambure, who is representing Rabia Khan in the case, told NDTV, "I am uncomfortable describing how it happened. Talking about it gives me goose bumps. We need to understand the person's psyche. We have been saying that it is a case of homicide."

Special Public Prosecutor Dinesh Tiwari who has also represented Rabia Khan earlier said, "CBI has come up with some new material. That is a small difference in the matter. I am more interested in the finding of forensics. What are the lab reports? Is it a case of homicide or suicide?"

Rabia Khan says she believed the CBI would uncover the conspiracy behind her daughter's death. But she's not giving up with this development. The special public prosecutor is studying the chargesheet to see if the family's belief that Jiah Khan was killed can be proved in a court of law before charges are framed on 18th January next year.