Jiah Khan suicide case: Bombay HC sets 7 June as date for hearing

FP Staff

May,17 2016 14:30 51 IST

Acting on the Supreme Court's call that the Jiah Khan death case be resolved soon, the Bombay High Court has set 7 June as the date for a new hearing.

Jiah Khan. File photo/IBN

Jiah Khan. File photo/IBN

The Supreme Court issued the instruction after Jiah's mother Rabia Amin approached the apex court, stating that the trial was not being conducted in a proper manner and without a special public prosecutor. Rabia had also asked for an SIT probe into her daughter's death.

Jiah — seen in films like Nishabd and Ghajini — was only 25 when she was found dead in her suburban Mumbai apartment on 3 June 2013. Her body was discovered hanging from the ceiling fan. Sooraj Pancholi, who she was believed to be in a relationship with, was charged with abetting her suicide a few days later, on 10 June. He was released on bail in just under a month.

In 2014, the Bombay High Court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the case. However, Rabia had expressed her unhappiness with the CBI's findings.