I warned Rabiya Khan about Jiah's depression says ex-beau Sooraj Pancholi

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 6:48am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, has in his statement to the police said that he had warned actor Jiah Khan’s mother Rabiya that Jiah was depressed and might harm herself. The statement is part of the charge sheet filed by the Juhu police in court.

Sooraj told the police that Jiah was not getting any film roles. However, Sooraj said in his statement, Rabiya told him that Jiah will not harm herself and that she was simply trying to draw Sooraj’s attention.

The statement was recorded on June 4 last year and is part of the charge sheet filed by the Juhu police in court. Sooraj said when Jiah showed up at his place, she was crying. “Jiah told me that her mother had beaten her and that she had had an argument with her mother. She was very disturbed,” Sooraj said in the statement.

He said he then met Jiah’s mother. “I asked Rabiya if was she aware where Jiah was. To this she replied that Jiah had gone to Kolkata for a shoot. I then told her that Jiah was not in Kolkata and was instead staying at his place. I further told her that Jiah had said that she had an argument with you (Rabiya) and that you have beaten her which is why (she) decided to live with me,” the statement read.

“Rabiya told me that she knew her daughter and she was doing this to just draw my attention.

Rabiya also said that Jiah won’t harm herself. I told Rabiya that I feel sad for Jiah and told her that I am there if she needs any help,” reads the statement.

After a few days, Rabiya sent an SMS to Sooraj, stating:  “Don’t play games with me” to which Sooraj replied “what happened.” She sent another message, saying: “You both are not good for each others’ career.” “After that I discussed these messages with Jiah. Jiah then told me don’t worry as her mother’s mood wasn’t well,” Sooraj said in the statement.

Sooraj also told the police that Jiah was a heavy drinker and had also slit her wrist once.

Aditya Pancholi’s son, Sooraj, has been charged with abetment to suicide in the Jiah Khan case.

Sooraj has been named in the 447-page charge sheet which was filed on Wednesday. Jiah was found hanging from the ceiling at her Juhu residence on June 3.


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