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Suraj Pancholi arrested for abetting Jiah’s suicide

The truth is that it (Jiah’s suicide) happened only because of the trauma and the abuse she suffered at the hands of Suraj Pancholi and his father Aditya Pancholi

— Rabia Khan, Jiah’s mother

Mumbai, June 10
Suraj Pancholi, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was today arrested for allegedly driving his girlfriend and actress Jiah Khan to suicide. Jiah had left behind a suicide note stating that she was "heartbroken" in her relationship with Suraj and fed up with his "womanising".

"Suraj was booked under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code and placed under arrest in connection with Jiah Khan suicide case," Additional Police Commissioner Vishwas Nangre Patil said.

Suraj (21) will be produced before a court tomorrow.

The six-page note written by the 25-year-old actress who hanged herself at her Juhu residence last Monday throws light on the rocky relationship between the two.

Jiah's mother Rabia Khan alleged that her daughter suffered "trauma and abuse" at the hands of her lover and his father.

The note, meant for Suraj and discovered three days after Jiah's death, revealed that the actress was "deeply hurt" as she had to abort her baby with Suraj and was "fed up" with his "womanising".

"When I first met you (Suraj), I was driven, ambitious and disciplined. Then I fell for you, a love I thought would bring out the best in me. I don't know why destiny brought us together. After all the pain, the rape, the abuse, the torture I have seen previously I didn't deserve this."

"If I stay here, I will crave you and miss you. So, I am kissing my 10-year career and dreams goodbye. I never told you but I received a message about you. About you cheating on me. I chose to ignore it, decided to trust you. You embarrassed me."

Jiah's mother Rabiya Khan today broke her silence and claimed her daughter ended life due to "trauma and abuse" caused by Suraj and his actor father Aditya.

Rabiya rubbished media reports that a floundering career forced Jiah to end her life. Rabiya tweeted: "I am convinced that either Suraj or Aditya has hit my daughter and it's that humiliation which triggered her death." — PTI





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