Jiah Khan suicide case: Suraj Pancholi`s judicial custody extended till July 11

Mumbai, News Nation | Updated : 27 June 2013, 03:22 PM

The judicial custody of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj, arrested on the charge of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan, was on Thursday extended till July 11.

Earlier on Wednesday, Suraj moved Bombay High Court for bail. The sessions court had last week rejected Suraj's bail plea, saying that prima facie Jiah had been mentally abused by Suraj.

He was arrested on the basis of a letter, purportedly written by Jiah, which was found by her mother Rabiyah Khan and her sister from Jiah's bedroom a few days after she hung herself from the ceiling fan on June 3.

In the letter, Jiah spoke how she was mentally harassed by Suraj and how she had undergone an abortion. Suraj, lodged in Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai, says in his bail plea that he and Jiah were in a consensual relationship and the letter is being misused by Rabiyah.

Police's case is that letter was "incriminating" against Suraj as Jiah blamed him for her downslide and said she was "heartbroken" in her relationship with him and was fed up with his "womanising".

The High Court is likely to hear the bail application on July 5.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 02:35 PM
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