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Jiah Khan was murdered – forensic experts confirm

Last week Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya Amin Khan moved the Bombay High Court petitioning for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into her daughter’s death, alleging that it had been murder. In a major twist to the late actor’s suicide case, it is now suspected that the 25-year-old was choked to death with a belt.

After confirming this with forensic experts, Jiah’s legal advisor Dinesh Tiwari has issued an official letter stating, “After analysing the photos and other relevant material and from the medical experts, enough evidence has now been gathered, which clearly indicate that Jiah’s death is not a suicide as claimed by Mumbai Police. Forensic experts now deduced that a belt has been used to strangle her (Jiah) to death before she was actually hung from the ceiling fan to make it look like a suicide. The prominence of unexplained ligature marks on the neck, very visible injury marks on the body of Jiah coupled with many other pieces of evidence both material and circumstantial clearly indicate an enormous amount of foul play. We strongly feel that the Police have not been competent or have been compromised in their approach and have done a shoddy investigation in their matter for reasons best known to them.”

jiah kahn forensic report

jiah kahn forensic report

Rabiya and her lawyer Dinesh have already moved a Criminal Petition in the high court to get the matter reinvestigated by the CBI. Hope justice prevails.


Jiah Khan may have been murdered, says mother

It’s been four months since the death of actress Jiah Khan. While the rumours surrounding her suicide have finally begun to simmer down reports suggest that her mother has moved the High Court petitioning for a CBI probe into her daughter’s death.

In her petition, filed on Tuesday, Amin has made two key claims – she has cast aspersions on the police, for what she claims was a shoddy probe, and she has claimed that the police’s “lethargic and biased approach” was to “benefit the accused Sooraj Pancholi.”


With the petition, Amin has attached several photographs taken right after Jiah’s death and an independent opinion of a forensic expert, which point towards a case of homicidal death rather than suicide. Mumbai Mirror has chosen not to publish the photos.

The petition, filed through Advocate Dinesh Tiwari, also questions the manner in which Vishwas Nangre Patil, additional commissioner, west region, declared that Jiah had killed herself just hours after she was found hanging in her Juhu house. The incident happened on June 3. The police arrested her boyfriend Sooraj on June 10 and was charged with abetment. He was released on bail on July 2 after the high court granted him bail.

“The petitioner has strong reasons to believe the entire probe has been hushed up at the behest of the police, who were pre-decided to carry out the probe in a manner that the truth does not come out,” said the petition. “The matter, which could have been investigated as a case of murder, has been converted into a case of suicide.”

It said the investigation was so shoddy that there is now hardly any possibility of getting the accused convicted. It accuses Sooraj’s father – actor Aditya Panscholi – of using his clout to influence the probe. The petition also raises the following questions to support the claim that Jiah may have been hanged after she was killed:

1. The petition says that a person who hangs herself will be found with her eyes and tongue popping out, while in Jiah’s case it was not so. It also says that in such cases brain or lung haemorrhage is observed, but even this was not the case with Jiah.

2. The petition says there are other injury marks on Jiah’s face and body apart from the usual ligature marks that happen in every case of death due to hanging. It points towards an injury on the right side of her lips and a mark on her left arm, “as if someone held her tightly.”

3. The petition says the ligature marks on her neck are not consistent with how it would be if a person hanged herself from a ceiling fan, thereby pointing at the possibility of strangulation. This contention has been backed by Dr RN Jerajani, an independent forensic expert.

4. Dr Jerajani’s report about the ligature marks says: “The marks on the right side of the neck are backwards and slightly downwards, while on the left side also they are slightly downwards. These imprints are not the usual marks that will be seen in cases of hanging and the possibility of strangulation is by deductive rule out.” (sic)

5. According to the police, Jiah allegedly hanged herself using a soft muslin dupatta. But Dr Jerajani says the depth of the ligature marks is difficult to achieve with soft material. The petition says a forensic expert from a government hospital has given a similar opinion but did not wish to be named.

6. Rabia Amin says in her petition that she has preserved a blood patch she had found in a room different from where her daughter’s body was found till now. She says that despite having pointed this out to the police repeatedly, they never bothered to collect it. A handle of one of the drawers in this room was also found in bent position.

7. The petition also points towards the difference in the height between the floor of the room and the ceiling fan, which is located right between two single beds. According to the petition, Jiah could not have hanged herself from a ceiling fan placed so high without the help of a stool, while their home does not have a single such object. It says when Jiah’s cousins failed when they tried to enact the suicide.

8. The petition says Amin informed Vishwas Nangre Patil and the investigating officer of the case about everything she found, but they paid no heed.

9. The petition adds that the bedroom window could have been used to gain entry into the first floor apartment, as the window is at a very low level and very close to the ledge above the building entrance. It says the fact that the window was found to be open despite the room’s air conditioner being on raises enough suspicion.

10. The petition says CCTV footage shows that when Jiah entered the flat a few minutes before she allegedly committed suicide, she was dressed in a track suit, whereas her body was found dressed in a night suit. Would a person about to commit suicide change clothes right before doing it, asks the petition.

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Suraj Pancholi Judicial Custody ends today in Jiah Khan Suicide case

Bollywood actor Suraj pancholi judicial custody ends today. Suraj Pancholi was arrested on Jaih Khan Suicide case. To seek bail in the case Suraj had moved to Bombay High court on Wednesday.

Last week a session court rejected Suraj Bail plea, saying that prima facie Jiah had been mentally abused by him. He was arrested on the charge of abetting the suicide of Jiah Khan.

High court is likely to hear the bail application on July 5.

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Postmortem report confirms Bollywood actress Jiah Khan died of hanging

Postmortem report of Jiah Khan has concluded that the Bollywood actress died due to hanging and no external injuries were found on her body, police said on Wednesday.

“The postmortem report has found that the death of Jiah Khan was due to hanging and no other external wounds were found,” they said.

Jiah (25) hanged herself at her residence in western Mumbai on June 3, allegedly over broken relationship with aspiring actor Suraj Pancholi, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab.

Police are yet to verify if the letter was indeed written by Jiah and are awaiting report of handwriting experts.


Actress Jiah Khan

Suraj Pancholi protected against prison violence in Jiah Khan Suicide case

Bollywood Actor Suraj Pancholi son of Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab son is managing well in Arthur Road Jail.

According to his sister Sana Pancholi who met his brother at Arthur Road Jail last Saturday, June 15 said to his family’s relief that the boy seemed to be in good mental and physical health.

A friend of Pancholis said that, “Sana went with a lot of dread and despair in her heart. She came away hopeful, and confident that her brother would soon be out and free.”

Actually Suraj guaranteed Sana of his condition. “The other inmates are completely sympathetic about the sudden incarceration of young, inexperienced Suraj. They have sort of adopted him. They give him their share of food, look after him and protect him against any prison violence,” the family friend added.

He further said that, “Suraj knows his father Aditya Pancholi is in a panic about the crisis. He told Sana to tell their father, ‘I didn’t do anything. They’re saying I confessed to beating her (Jiah) up and many awful crimes. None of this is true. I didn’t do anything wrong. And I didn’t confess to anything”

The family friend concluded that “The Pancholis are confident that the handwriting in the alleged suicide note would be found to be different from the handwriting in the letters that Jiah wrote to Suraj.”

Jiah Khan - Suraj Panchooli

Jiah Khan Abortion confirmed by police

Police officials who recorded the statement of the doctors confirmed that “The abortion was conducted in the first two months of this year through pills”.

The police also confirms, that the six-page letter was not written in a day or two prior to Jiah Khan committing suicide, but over a period of time.

Additionally, the police have recovered five more letters from Sooraj Pancholi’s residence, three of which are romantic and the rest two voicing Jiah Khan’s discontent and discomfort over the relationship.

The letter had accused Sooraj Pancholi of rape, threats and cheating and Sooraj Pancholi is currently in police custody and will be produced at court

The post-mortem report on Jiah Khan reveals that no marks apart from those on her neck, were found on the 25-year-old’s body, says Mumbai Police. The report also said no traces of alcohol or drugs were found.

Jiah Khan - Suraj Panchooli

Did Salman Khan advise Suraj Pancholi to end his relationship with Jiah?

Jiah’s mother Rabiya Amin Khan has revealed that Salman had tried to get Suraj out of the relationship on Aditya Pancholi’s request

In an exclusive interview to a tabloid, Jiah’s mother said, “He (Aditya Pancholi) told Salman Khan about it (Jiah-Suraj affair), who tried to talk Suraj out of it. But Suraj told him (Salman) that he loved Jiah and Salman was then cool about it.” She added, “It’s a misconception that Aditya and I were friends. If he was my friend, things would have been amicable and this incident wouldn’t have happened. But yeah, I know he threw a fit when he came to know about his son’s relationship with my daughter.”

The question is, after all that’s happened, will Salman stand up for Suraj?