On 3 June 2013, Jiah Khan was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her bedroom of her family’s residence. Her mother claimed that Jiah was murdered by her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi. The investigation is ongoing, with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) leading the charge.
Recently, session court framed charges against actor Sooraj Pancholi of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, Jiah.
Sooraj in an interview said: “Keeping the emotions intact for the person who has passed away, we do need some movement forward. It’s been a long, long time and I can’t afford to lose more time.”
“I went to court without any presumption. I knew that there was something I was going to be charged with, but I’m ready for any charge against me, because until I have a charge, I cannot defend myself. The trial begins from the 14th, and finally there will be progress. For so many years, we’ve never ever delayed the court process.”
Sooraj further hopes for a fair trail, “I have lost my 20s in this bargain, but I don’t want to feel like a victim. I don’t want any sympathy. I just want my trial to be fair — whether it goes against me or in my favour. I’ve been shown as a criminal since day one; it’s not a good thing to live with. Four years of my prime have gone in attending court proceedings and nothing has happened. I want my case to end, fairly.”