Actor Sooraj Pancholi drove Jiah to suicide: CBI charge sheet

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Mumbai, Dec 11: Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi made false promises to his girlfriend, model-actress Jiah Khan, and drove her to commit suicide in 2013, CBI has said in its charge sheet even as a Court here reprimanded the agency for leaking parts of the document to media.

"Investigations revealed that the note written by the deceased (Jiah) establishes that Sooraj ruined her life," said the charge sheet, filed in a Special Court two days ago.

'Sooraj Pancholi drove Jiah to suicide'

The false promise given by Sooraj to Jiah in the note (suicide note), that "you promised me once we made it to one year we would get engaged" made her emotionally attached to the 25-year-old actor, it said.

"The wilful conduct of the accused drove the accused to commit suicide," the charge sheet said, adding hence Sooraj is liable to be punished for abetting her suicide. "Jiah and Sooraj were in contact since September 2012 through Facebook, and used to stay together till her death (on June 3, 2013).

They were also into physical relationship", it said. The agency said handwritten notes of Jiah, which were subjected to forensic analysis, showed her mental status and circumstances and reason behind her suicide. The CBI said the three-page suicide note was written by Jiah in which she has narrated her intimate relationship with Sooraj, the physical abuse, mental and physical torture she underwent.

"Though the note is not signed by Jiah or addressed to Sooraj, evidences on hand suggested that this incriminates Sooraj only." Investigations have brought out that Jiah used to clean Sooraj's room, iron his clothes and stack them in a cupboard. She also bought decorative articles for Sooraj's flat and presented gifts to him. The agency accused Sooraj of giving incomplete and fabricated statements on relevant issues.

"They indicated he is concealing relevant information about the actual reason behind the incident," the charge sheet said.

"On the basis of forensic psychological assessment and behavioural analysis interview, it may be inferred that Sooraj is hiding some relevant information related to death/suicide of Jiah and did not want to disclose some content of last argument with her that may be a cause of her death." No unknown person or any suspicious person was captured on CCTV footage obtained from the actor's building on the day of the incident, it said.

PTI 

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