Rabia Khan, mother of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who allegedly committed suicide in Mumbai in 2013, told a special court on Wednesday that actor Sooraj Pancholi used to physically and mentally torture her daughter. Pancholi was in a relationship with Jiah Khan (25 years old in 2013) and he (Pancholi) has been booked for abetting the actress to commit suicide. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating the matter. Pancholi is currently out on bail.
On Wednesday, Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia Khan began recording her testimony in the case before Special Judge AS Syed. He told the court about Jiah’s foray into Bollywood, her career, growth and relationship with Pancholi. He said that Pancholi contacted Jiah Khan through a social media site and he pressurized her to meet. He said Jiah Khan was initially “skeptical and reluctant” but the two first met each other in September 2012.
Jiya was very happy when she reached home
Rabia Khan told the court, “At that time she (Jia) sent me some pictures and it seemed that they had taken these pictures and both were interested in each other, but in September she (Jia) told me that They are just friends.
He also said that Pancholi had become dominant over his daughter’s day-to-day life and by October 2012, the two had started living at each other’s house. He said that Jiah looked very happy when she reached her home in London in November that year.
Pancholi sent a message to Jiya
Rabia Khan told the court that then Jia returned to Mumbai for professional work and she was to return (London) to celebrate Christmas, but she did not come there. According to him, on December 24, 2012, Jia received a message from Pancholi that he got angry with Jiya after a fight with a friend and that he should forgive her and give her another chance.
Sooraj Pancholi sent the message
Rabia Khan said, ‘Then I came to know that there was a violent clash between the two.’ He said that Jiah Khan decided to give her a second chance and both went to Goa but she complained about the strange place in one of her phone calls and said that she did not want to stay there. Referring to the conversation he had with his daughter, he said that in Goa, Pancholi used to humiliate her (Jia) in front of other friends and flirt with other women in her presence. He said that Jia suddenly reached London on February 14, 2013 and looked very sad.
Pancholi used to torture Jiya physically and mentally
According to Rabia Khan, Jia told her that Pancholi used to torture her physically and mentally and also used to call her by ‘indecent names’. Rabia Khan’s testimony will continue tomorrow (August 18) also. According to Rabia, Jiah Khan, known for her performance in the Hindi film ‘Nishabd’, was found hanging at her residence in Mumbai on June 3, 2013.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 18, 2022, 10:48 IST