Bollywood actress Jiah Khan at Nokia APP party on July 4, 2012. (Photo : Wikimedia Creative Commons)
A shocking new twist has emerged in the case of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan's suicide involving her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, the son of a well-known couple in the entertainment community.
Authorities tell the Times of India that Pancholi was the last person who Khan spoke with on the phone before she hung herself on June 3. He has since been arrested on suspicion of abetting the 25-year-old actress' death.
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Khan's family found a six-page suicide note in her handbag three days after the Indian beauty was found dead in her room. In the note, she talks about being abused, tortured, raped, and forced to have an abortion. Although the letter is not addressed to anyone in particular, Khan's mother claimed that Khan's relationship with Pancholi is the main reason for her untimely death during a press conference at her Mumbai home on Monday.
"My point is to tell you the truth," the late actress' mother Rabiya told reporters. "It is being said that she was depressed and had no work, but it was not the case. She was attending at least three to four events a month. She was making money and was living comfortably in her house with two maids and even had a car and a driver. It was the insecurity that her love was not respected and recognized that was killing her day by day," she concluded, reports OMG!.
Authorities told reporters that Khan had spent two nights with Pancholi in the days prior to her death, and that on her last day, she had reached out to him, however their phone call ultimately ended in an argument.
Khan, who was born as Nafisa Khan in New York, grew up in London before moving to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting full time. She made her debut in the 2007 film "Nishabd," and was featured in supporting roles in the 2008 psychological thriller "Ghajini," and the 2010 comedy "Housefull."