The special women’s court here today adjourned the hearing in actress Jiah Khan suicide case till June 10 in response to her mother Rabiya Khan’s plea. Rabiya Khan had sought the adjournment saying that her petition demanding a probe by a special investigation team was pending before the Bombay High Court which was likely to hear it on June 7.
Her petition in the High Court says she is not satisfied with the CBI probe. Judge A S Shende of the trial court today adjourned the case to June 10. On May 5, the prosecutor had told the court that Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi, the accused in the case, should be charged with murder and rape.
CBI has charged him with abetting Jiah’s suicide. According to the central agency, the two were in an “intimate relationship”. On June 3, 2013, Jiah was found by her mother hanging from the ceiling of her house. As per the charge-sheet, Jiah had returned from Sooraj’s house that morning, where she had been staying for the previous two days.
CBI has alleged that a three-page note written by Jiah before her death narrates the physical abuse and mental torture she suffered at the hands of Sooraj. The Bombay High Court had transferred the case to CBI from the Mumbai police after Rabiya filed a petition alleging that her daughter had been murdered and sought a probe by the central agency.