Pancholi maintains his innocence (Image: BBC)
Within the second a part of BBC documentary Dying In Bollywood, filmmakers transfer focus from the late Jiah Khan over to Sooraj Pancholi, who stays accused by her household of her homicide.
Official rulings state that she died by suicide, after being discovered hanging from her ceiling fan in 2013 on the household house in Mumbai, which she shared along with her boyfriend of 5 months.
However Rabbiya Khan, Jiah’s mom, in addition to the remainder of her household, insist that she would have spoken out if she was feeling depressed and suicidal, and launched an investigation of their very own.
The unbiased investigator employed by the household returned findings and the assumption that the homicide was staged, main Rabbiya to state publicly that she believed her daughter was truly murdered.
However who’s Pancholi, how was he related to the case and what does he stand accused of?
Right here’s what we all know…
Sooraj spoke out in his personal defence within the documentary (Image: BBC)
Who’s Sooraj Pancholi?
Sooraj Pancholi is a Bollywood actor who has appeared in movies Hero and Satellite tv for pc Shankar.
He began relationship Jiah, herself an actress, and based on Pancholi within the movie, they have been collectively for 5 months earlier than her demise.
Throughout that point, based on her household, Jiah turned extra withdrawn and began behaving out of character.
Whereas Pancholi admits to having a argumentative relationship with Jiah, he denies that he was ever abusive, bodily or mentally, in the direction of her.
Jiah Khan’s demise continues to be debated over whether or not it was homicide or suicide (Image: BBC/Grain Media/Rabbiya Khan/Jiah Khan/Farrokh Chothia)
As a part of his defence over her mind-set, Pancholi states that Jiah had admitted to him she had self-harmed as a teen however had sworn to by no means do it once more, one thing the household denies.
It’s been confirmed that Pancholi was the final particular person to see her earlier than she died, and he had deleted a sequence of messages between them from his Blackberry within the quick aftermath of her demise.
A suicide letter discovered on the scene, decided to have been written by Jiah, blames him for her upset, claiming that he had cheated on her, and mentally abused her all through their relationship.
But it surely’s since been claimed this word was planted.
Rabbiya Khan insists her daughter was murdered (Image: BBC)
What are the official rulings to the demise of Jiah Khan?
The Mumbai Police and the Central Bureau of Investigations have launched a number of investigations into Jiah’s demise and maintains the official ruling to be suicide.
Nonetheless, Pancholi continues to be on bail, charged with ‘abetment of suicide’, with the case nonetheless ongoing.
When approached by the Dying In Bollywood filmmakers, the authorities declined to be concerned and refused to touch upon any of the allegations.
Neither aspect of the argument imagine the reality has come out concerning Jiah’s demise.
Dying In Bollywood is offered on BBC iPlayer.