The chargesheet states that Pancholi allegedly "extricated the foetus and disposed of it in the toilet".

Jiah Khan suicide case CBI charge-sheet details her abortion and Sooraj Pancholis roleImage source: @jiahkhan/Twitter
news Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 17:00

A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet in the suicide case of Jiah Khan, Mumbai Mirror has reported disturbing portions.

On Thursday, Mirror reported that according to the chargesheet, Khan underwent an abortion during the course of her relationship with actor Sooraj Pancholi. It describes the events around the abortion which went wrong, and Pancholi’s alleged role in it. 

The Mumbai Mirror reported: 

"A source gave details of the charge sheet to Mumbai Mirror on the express condition of anonymity and said that Jiah was four weeks pregnant when she informed Pancholi about it. The couple then approached a physician who prescribed some medicines for medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) but that didn't help. The couple then approached another doctor and finally a gynaecologist who prescribed a stronger and more effective combination of drugs."

It quotes the chargesheet as stating, "After taking the medicine, Khan started haemorrhaging and called Pancholi for help. She was in pain and needed immediate medical attention but Pancholi allegedly asked her to wait and called up the gynaecologist for guidance. He was asked to rush Khan to hospital as the foetus had probably aborted but had not been expelled from the body, which is probably what led to the haemorrhaging."

The chargesheet goes to say that Pancholi was afraid that admitting Khan to a hospital could make their relationship public and thus adversely affect his career. 

According to chargesheet, MM reported, "Sooraj then decided to take matters in his own hand rather than risk going to a hospital. He extricated the foetus and disposed of it in the toilet."

In a statement released on Wednesday, the CBI said, "On the fateful day, Ms.Jia Khan had left the residence of said private person (Sooraj) where she had stayed with him for 2-3 days. She had a wordy duel on her mobile with the said private person and accused him of telling lies about the meeting with a common lady friend. Ms.Jia Khan who continuously messaged in this regard to him had infuriated him, and he deleted her BBM Account from his mobile. 

Later, the private person received a call on his mobile from her at midnight which lasted for around 400 pulses and it was a hot wordy duel between him and Ms.Jia Khan. In the meanwhile, he sent certain SMS messages from his mobile which were abusive and accusatory. Ms.Jia Khan's mother returned to the flat and found her daughter hanging from the ceiling fan of the bed room. The local police was informed about the incident."

The Board of Forensic Medicine Experts has opined that the death was “Suicidal” in nature which corroborated the observation and opinion of the post mortem doctor. The Forensic statement Analysis of the note written by the deceased has opined that the said note allegedly represents her mental status genuinely & the circumstances and reasons behind her suicide. The wilful conduct of the accused narrated in the note written by the deceased, her intimate relationship, the physical abuse, the mental & physical torture which she experienced, allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide, it added in its statement. 

Khan, an American citizen of Indian origin, was found dead at her Juhu home on June 3, 2013.

While the Mumbai police was first probing the case, it was transferred to the CBI last year by the Bombay High Court after Khan’s mother Rabia alleged foul play in her death. 

 

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