Two years after the death of actress Jiah Khan, chilling details about her abortion were revealed by the CBI in the latest charge sheet. In 2014, Bombay High Court had asked the CBI to investigate whether Jiah’s death was suicide or murder.
The CBI’s charge sheet revealed that when Jiah Khan informed Sooraj that she was four weeks pregnant, he took her to a physician, who prescribed some medicines to terminate the pregnancy. As the medicines didn’t work, the duo approached a gynecologist, who prescribed more effective medicines.
“After taking the medicine, Khan started haemorrhaging and called Pancholi for help. She was in pain and needed immediate medical attention, but Pancholi allegedly asked her to wait and called up the gynecologist for guidance. He was asked to rush Khan to a hospital as the foetus had probably aborted but had not been expelled from the body, which is probably what led to the haemorrhaging the charge sheet said
“Sooraj Pancholi was afraid that if Khan got hospitalized, their relationship would become public knowledge and his career could grind to a halt even before taking off. Sooraj then decided to take matters in his hand rather than risk going to a hospital. He extricated the foetus and disposed of it in the toilet,” the charge sheet alleged.’
Much to the depression of Jiah, Sooraj started avoiding her after this incident.
“The willful conduct of the accused narrated in the note written by the deceased, her intimate relationship, the physical abuse, the mental and physical torture that she experienced, allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide,” the charge sheet concludes.