Jiah Khan committed suicide; relief for Sooraj Pancholi?

India's central investigating agency rules out murder

The Mumbai Police and India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have concluded that actress Jiah Khan had committed suicide and was not murdered.

Jiah Khan's mother Rabia Khan had claimed that her daughter was murdered and demanded that Jiah's actor boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi should be tried for murder and not for abetment of suicide.

Rabia is demanding a probe by Special Investigation Team (SIT) alleging that CBI, currently investigating the case, had concurred with the finding of the Mumbai police that Jiah's death was a case of suicide and not homicide.

According to Indian daily Times Of India, the court said it will decide on the plea by Rabia on August 23 and continued its interim stay on the trial against Sooraj.

The CBI said that as per its investigations, the cause of Jiah's death was 'suicide by hanging'.

The theory proposed by her mother that someone had entered the flat from an open window and the distance between the fan and the floor did not support the case of suicide has been dispelled by the CBI.

The agency said there was no proof to show that someone could have entered the flat.

The marks on Jiah's neck could be caused by the cloth which she had used to hang herself, especially while removing the multiple knots, the CBI said.

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