Sooraj Pancholi to be charged with rape and murder


Mumbai. Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s suicide case took a new turn when the prosecution demanded to frame the charge against the Bollywood actor and boyfriend Suraj Pancholi for murder and rape allegations, who has been already charged of abetting the actress to death.  

Public Prosectutor Kalpana Hire said, “I believe that my daughter has been murdered. Jiah's suicide note alludes to the fact that the abortion was forced. So the case is under IPC Section 302(murder).

Prashant Patil, opposing the claim, said “There was no evidence to prove any of the charges. The Impalement can be ruled out (referring to post mortem report). Witnesses prima facie said that Jiah had herself gone to the abortion clinic to discontinue with her pregnancy.

Special judge A S Shende will continue to hear arguments on the plea on May 20. 

Jiah Khan was found hanging from the ceiling on 3 June 2013 in her Juhu home. Jiah was 25 years old at that time. Sooraj Pancholi was arrested on the charge of abetting the actress to suicide. However, he got bail from High Court on July 1.