MUMBAI: The latest piece of news in the Jiah Khan suicide case is that her boyfriend, Suraj Pancholi, was the last person to speak to her on Tuesday night, before she ended her life.
Suraj, son of actor parents Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was reportedly the last person to speak to Jiah, before she took the drastic step of committing suicide in her Juhu residence late on Tuesday night. According to the police, who have checked Jiah’s phone records, Jiah last had a telephonic conversation with Suraj around 10:40 PM, and then hanged herself between 11 and 11:30 PM. Sources add that they spoke for nearly 30 minutes.
Police officers are currently interrogating Suraj in connection with the actress’ suicide case.
Police have also seized her phone and laptop, to aid in investigating the case. There was no suicide note found in the apartment.
Upon discovering the body of the actress, Jiah’s remains were first taken to RN Cooper hospital in Vile Parle, and then police sent the body to JJ Hospital in Byculla for the autopsy. The reason for the same is as yet unknown.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) Chherring Dorje said, “As of now it is not clear that why she took such a drastic step. Her mother is in state of shock. The cause of death will be clear after the post mortem report arrives. From preliminary investigations, it appears that she was in depression since the past few months.”
Jiah Khan, formerly Nafisa Khan stayed with her mother in a first floor apartment in Sagar Sangeet building, opposite Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow in Juhu. She has appeared in several Bollywood films, the most noteworthy ones being ‘Nishabd’ opposite Amitabh Bachchan, and ‘Ghajini’ opposite Aamir Khan