Zarina Wahab is relieved that CBI recently took over the case of Jiah Khan’s death. She talked about her son, Sooraj Pancholi suffering in these years during the trial. She said, ” We wanted this trial to be expedited. Eight-nine years is a very long time. My son has suffered through this period and this was not fair to him. My husband and I and all our family members had faith in God and the judiciary. We all believe that if my son is guilty, he should be penalised, but if he is not, he must also get his clean chit from the court. He should have the right to move on. I feel bad for my bachha for what he has endured. I also feel the pain of the mother who last her daughter.”
She went on to add, ” Most parts of the last ten years were terrible for us. Each time I saw Sooraj’s face, I knew what he was feeling. He and I would avoid looking at each other because we could read each other’s minds. We would both get worried and were unable to hide our feelings. I have faith in our judiciary. I am happy the trial will get expedited. I am happy that we all find closure. We wanted this to happen.”
Jiah and Sooraj were in a serious relationship when suddenly Jiah committed suicide on 3 June 2013 in her apartment in Juhu, Mumbai. Sooraj Pancholi was held as primary accuse but the final judgement has not been declared yet.