Here’s another twist in the Jiah Khan suicide case. Pointing out anomalies in CBI’s December 2015 report, Khan’s mother Rabia has filed a fresh petition in Bombay High Court. She has filed the petition against the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) report that categorised her daughter’s death as a suicide and not a homicide. Jiah was found hanging in her room on June 3, 2013.
So now, according to the petition filed by her, she has sought directions to enable the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist the Special Investigation Team (SIT) as Jiah was a US citizen. She has also sought a probe into the role of erring police officers who have helped the accused by sabotaging the matter.
The petition, filed through lawyers Dinesh Tiwari and Swapnil Ambure, mainly stated that the CBI hastily concluded that it was a suicide case; and that neither did it bother to counter question concerned people nor bother to get important evidence on record.
Meanwhile, reports have time and again raised questions about Suraj Pancholi’s role in the matter. Some have even alleged that he flushed Jiah’s unborn child down the toilet rather than take her to a hospital.
Investigations had also concluded that Suraj Pancholi had also sent abusive texts to Jiah in the days leading up to her death.
“The CBI has not concluded the investigation in its real spirit and has closed the investigation without making any serious effort to unearth the issues involved in the death of the deceased. In fact, they have been misleading both the petitioner and the US Consulate about the direction of the investigation,” the petition alleged.
The petition, likely to go for hearing on February 24, 2016, raised pertinent points about the report submitted by the CBI.