"The Board of Forensic Medicine Experts has opined that the death was 'suicidal' in nature which corroborated the observation and opinion of the post-mortem doctor," the CBI said on Wednesday, after a thorough scientific examination of the documents and material evidence in the case.

Moreover, the Forensic Statement Analysis of the (suicide) note, written by Jiah Khan, had opined that the unsigned three-pager note "allegedly represents her mental status genuinely and the circumstance and reasons behind her suicide," the CBI said.

Sooraj Pancholi, the son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, has been booked under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetment to suicide while murder has been ruled out.

Emphasising the charge against Sooraj, the CBI said: "The willful conduct of the accused, narrated in the note of Nafisa Rizvi alias Jiah Khan, and her intimate relationship, physical abuse, mental and physical torture by Sooraj, which she experienced allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide."

Jiah, 25, who was reportedly four-weeks pregnant and had allegedly aborted the foetus before she took the extreme step, had met Sooraj through Facebook in 2012 and their friendship blossomed into an intimate relationship.


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