Jiah Khan was based lifeless in her condominium (Image: BBC)
The BBC’s three-part documentary Loss of life In Bollywood kicks off tonight, exploring the mysterious dying of actress Jiah Khan.
The Bollywood star was discovered lifeless aged 25 in June 2013. Police concluded her dying was suicide, however her household imagine that the reality has not but surfaced.
In accordance with them, numerous questions concerning the evening of Jiah’s dying stay unanswered – for instance, police by no means uncovered the tracksuit she was seen carrying on CCTV simply quarter-hour earlier than her dying.
Jiah’s household concluded that her boyfriend, actor Sooraj Pancholi, drove her to suicide.
What occurred to Jiah Khan?
Jiah Khan was a British-American actress and singer who labored in Indian movies.
On June 3 2013, her physique was discovered hanging from a ceiling fan in her bed room at her household’s house in Mumbai.
Jiah was simply 25 when she died (Image: BBC)
The police dominated her dying as suicide and re-confirmed this once more in 2016 following an in depth investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and a listening to on the Bombay Excessive Court docket.
Pancholi, who lived with Jiah, was taken into police custody in the course of the investigation of her suicide on June 10, 2013. The Bombay Excessive Court docket granted him bail the next month.
Jiah’s mom Rabia employed a forensics skilled to look into her daughter’s dying (Image: BBC)
One 12 months later, the CBI was ordered by the Excessive Court docket to additional examine the dying, nonetheless, it wasn’t till August 2016 that they dominated out homicide within the case.
As per its investigations, the reason for Jiah’s dying was ‘suicide by hanging’.
Sooraj Pancholi has denied involvement in Jiah’s dying
Jiah’s mom, Rabia, independently employed British forensics skilled Jason Payne-James, who concluded in a September 2016 report that Jiah’s hanging was staged and the marks on her face and neck point out it was not merely suicide.
In January 2017, the prosecution requested that expenses of sexual assault and homicide be laid in opposition to Pancholi.
On January 31, 2018, practically 5 years after Jiah’s dying, a court docket in Mumbai charged Pancholi with abetting Khan’s suicide.
The felony case was anticipated to start in March 2018, however as of but, it stays unsettled.
Pancholi has denied involvement in Jiah’s dying, describing himself as a scapegoat for her choice to finish her life.
Loss of life In Bollywood airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.