Jiah Khan’s mother accuses Sooraj Pancholi of abusive behaviour prior to her daughter’s alleged suicide

According to Jiah Khan’s mother, actor Sooraj Pancholi used to abuse her. 2013 saw the alleged suicide death of Jiah. Sooraj was released on bail after the CBI charged him with aiding suicide.

After her alleged suicide in June 2013, Jiah Khan’s mother, Rabia Khan, testified before a Mumbai special court on Wednesday that her daughter had accused her then-boyfriend, actor Sooraj Pancholi, of verbally and physically abusing her. Rabia started videotaping her testimony in front of a special judge in the case against Sooraj, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for aiding in suicide after Jiah passed away. Currently, he is free on bail.

Jiah Khan’s introduction into Bollywood, her professional life, and her relationship with Sooraj Pancholi, according to information provided to the court by Rabia. According to her, the actor contacted Jiah via social media and insisted on meeting her. Jiah was initially “apprehensive and reluctant,” according to Rabia, but he agreed to meet with him.


According to news source PTI, Rabia stated in court that the couple initially managed to meet in September 2012. “At that time she sent some pictures… to me it looked like they clicked and had mutual interest… However, in September she (Jiah) told me they were just friends.” She added that Sooraj “took over” Jiah’s daily routine, and by October 2012, the two had moved in together.

When Rabia visited the pair in London in November 2012, she noted that Jiah appeared to be very content. She claimed Jiah left for work in Mumbai after that and was expected to return to London for Christmas with her family, but she did not show up. According to Rabia, Sooraj sent her a message on December 24, 2012. He claimed that after a conflict with a friend, he became angry with Jiah and that she (Jiah) ought to forgive him and give him another chance. Rabia testified in court, “At that time, I discovered that the two had a violent fight.”

The two travelled to Goa after Jiah allegedly made the decision to give Sooraj another chance. Rabia noted that Jiah had mentioned in one of her phone calls that she was in a strange place and didn’t want to stay there. Rabia claimed, citing her conversations with her daughter, that Sooraj allegedly used to embarrass Jiah in front of his friends by making out with other women while she was present.

On February 14, 2013, Rabia Khan claimed Jiah arrived unexpectedly in London and appeared distraught. Rabia claims Jiah informed her that Sooraj had verbally and physically abused her and had also called her “dirty names.” On Thursday, Jiah’s mother will continue to give her testimony.