Jiah Khan Suicide: Sooraj Pancholi Arrested

Jiah Khan Suicide: Sooraj Pancholi Arrested

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 12:51 Hrs
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Mumbai: Actor Aditya Pancholi's son Sooraj Pancholi, has been arrested by Mumbai police in connection with the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, an official said.

Senior Police inspector Arun Bhagat of Juhu police station, where the case has been registered, told reporters: "Sooraj has been arrested under Section 306 of the IPC - abetment of suicide. He will be presented tomorrow at Andheri court."

"The IPC section pertains to abetment of suicide, and Sooraj Pancholi will be presented before a magistrate Tuesday morning," Bhagat told media.

The arrest came barely two days after Jiah Khan's family handed over a note penned by her to police. The note was recovered by the actress' kin three days after her suicide June 3.

A suicide note that Jiah Khan left behind before hanging herself was found and handed over to the police.

"Her (Jiah Khan's) mother handed over the suicide note to us along with her statement. It will be scrutinized and legal opinion will be obtained," Vishwas Nangre Patil, additional commissioner of police (west) told IANS.

Jiah Khan committed suicide. Her body was discovered at her Sagar Sangeet residence in Juhu. She was allegedly in a relationship with actor Aditya's Pancholi's son Suraj and was believed to have been depressed with her career.

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Source: IANS
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