Jiah Khan sui­cide: Charges framed against Sooraj

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTNATION -

MUM­BAI: A spe­cial women’s court on Tues­day framed charges of abet­ment of sui­cide against ac­tor Sooraj Pan­choli in con­nec­tion with the death of ac­tor Jiah Khan. Pan­choli has pleaded not guilty. Khan was found hang­ing in her room on June 3, 2013. Pan­choli was ar­rested a week later for abet­ment to sui­cide. With the charges framed, the court will now be­gin trial in the case against Pan­choli.

The court, how­ever, re­jected the pros­e­cu­tion’s ar­gu­ments that Pan­choli be tried for mur­der on the grounds of lack of ev­i­dence. On May 5, 2016, while opening the case against Pan­choli, the pros­e­cu­tion had sub­mit­ted that he be charged for mur­der and rape.

The pros­e­cu­tor con­tended that “as Rabiya, an in­for­mant in the case, al­leged that she has rea­sons to be­lieve that it is a mur­der case, the ac­cused be charged for mur­der”. The pros­e­cu­tor pleaded to charge Pan­choli for rape and also for caus­ing mis­car­riage with­out Khan’s con­sent. How­ever, the case re­mained pend­ing as Khan’s mother moved var­i­ous courts for fur­ther probe over mur­der claim.

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