Jiah Khan suicide case: Bombay HC sets 7 June as date for hearing
The Bombay High Court has set 7 June 2016 as the date for a fresh hearing of the Jiah Khan suicide case
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.
Reacting to the recent suicide of actress Jiah Khan, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says life should not be less important than love.
If these are indeed Jiah's last words, they indict not just Suraj Pancholi but also Rabia who seems to have failed to teach her child to love herself.
Rabiya Khan, the mother of deceased Bollywood actor Jiah Khan, assured the Bombay High Court that she would not make any defamatory remarks about Pancholis.