MUMBAI: Yet-to-be launched Bollywood debutant Sooraj Pancholi has been remanded to police custody till 13 June, 2013, in connection with the murky Jiah Khan suicide case.
The youngster was arrested after a six page letter was discovered by Jiah Khan’s mother, in which she alleged that her boyfriend Sooraj had abused, threatened and alienated the 25 year old actress, and that caused her to take such a drastic step.
Sooraj Pancholi was arrested on Monday, and will be kept in police custody till Thursday, so that police can interrogate him following Khan’s allegations.
And now, in a fresh twist to the sordid case, police have recovered five more letters exchanged between the actress and her boyfriend. Police have added that Pancholi had sent Jiah a “break-up bouquet”, and this is perhaps what led to her suicide that fateful night on 3 June, 2013.
Said a police source: “In her statement, Jiah’s mother Rabbiya said Sooraj had sent her a ‘break-up bouquet’ after he terminated their relationship. He had also hit Jiah before breaking up and there were bruises on her chin and neck. These two things, Rabbiya said, were the triggers that led Jiah to commit suicide.”
Investigations are also on, to uncover the truth behind an abortion that Jiah had allegedly undergone, according to her suicide note. An officer added, “Although there are no medical means to corroborate this, we have contacted the hospital where the procedure allegedly took place.”
The post-mortem conducted on Jiah Khan will reveal whether she was punched,as her mother has stated.