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Film fraternity forcing me to withdraw charges against Sooraj: Jiah’s mother

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14 Jun 2013, 01:43 AM
Jiah’s mom being forced to withdraw charges?
Jiah’s mom being forced to withdraw charges?

Mumbai: In an another twist in the Jiah Khan suicide case, her mother Rabia Khan has claimed that she has been receiving several calls from the film fraternity asking her to withdraw her complaint against Sooraj Pancholi, who has been arrested for abetting the suicide.

Sooraj was arrested on Monday in the wake of a six-page letter penned by Jiah, which her mother Rabia handed over to the cops. Based on the contents of the letter, the officers on Monday recorded the statements of Rabia and other family members who had alleged that Jiah’s troubled relationship with Sooraj was the cause of her death.

READ MORE: Jiah aborted her baby, confirms letter

However, now, Rabia claims that several B-Town biggies have approached her and asked her to drop the complaint, considering him of being innocent. But Rabia said that she would push the case forward and would under no circumstance withdraw the complaint. “I have received many calls from the Bollywood fraternity asking me to withdraw the case and settle the matter, as they believe Sooraj is innocent,” she said.

Meanwhile, a local court in Mumbai has sent Sooraj to judicial custody till June 27. (Click Here)

READ MORE: Facebook page launched to demand justice for late Jiah Khan

Rabia Khan (left) said that she would not drop the case under any circumstance and would push forward till justice is met

Abortion reports

Meanwhile, investigating officials in the case said that they had received medical report from the hospital where Jiah had undergone an abortion. “We have received the medical reports from the hospital where the foetus was aborted,” said an official.

According to Juhu police, Sooraj knew of the pregnancy and the abortion and that her sisters Karishma and Kavita also knew of the incident. Based on this information, cops took down Karishma’s statement again.

The police have also already taken the primary information from the doctor who Jiah and Sooraj had gone to for the procedure. They have also called in a handwriting expert to match the writing from the suicide note and the five love letters that were found at Sooraj’s home.

Cops also revealed that in the last one year, the couple had visited Khandala, Lonavala and even gone to Goa for a vacation. In his statement to the police, Sooraj accepted that he had assaulted Jiah during a fight in Goa eight months ago after which Jiah had slit her wrists in a bid to kill herself.

JPN/Mid-Day (with inputs from agencies)

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