Two years after her death, graphic and chilling details about Jiah Khan's abortion have emerged. A chargesheet filed by CBI on Wednesday reveals how Sooraj Pancholi, Jiah's boyfriend, helped the actress abort her child.
The chargesheet was filed two weeks after sessions court asked the CBI about the status of the investigation. In 2014, Bombay High Court transferred the case to the CBI to investigate whether Jiah's death was suicidal or homicidal.
The CBI's chargesheet reveals that Jiah was four weeks pregnant and had informed Sooraj about the same. Mumbai Mirror reported some chilling details of the charge sheet.
According to the daily, Sooraj and Jiah approached a physician, who prescribed some medicines for medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), but it didn't work. They later went to a gynaecologist, who prescribed them a stronger and more effective combination of drugs.
"After taking the medicine, Khan started haemorrhaging and called Pancholi for help. She was in pain and needed immediate medical attention but Pancholi allegedly asked her to wait and called up the gynaecologist for guidance. He was asked to rush Khan to hospital as the foetus had probably aborted but had not been expelled from the body, which is probably what led to the haemorrhaging," the charge sheet says, according to Mumbai Mirror.
"Pancholi was afraid that if Khan got hospitalised, their relationship would become public knowledge and his career could grind to a halt even before taking off. Sooraj then decided to take matters in his own hand rather than risk going to a hospital. He extricated the foetus and disposed of it in the toilet," the chargesheet alleges.
After the incident, Sooraj started avoiding her, which made her emotionally weak. "This added to her depression which finally drove her to suicide," the charge sheet says.
The details of Jiah's abortion came to light only after the CBI recorded statements of the doctors. According to the daily, the CBI said that a case under Section 306 of the IPC (Abetment of suicide) against a private person was made out against.
"The wilful conduct of the accused narrated in the note written by the deceased, her intimate relationship, the physical abuse, the mental and physical torture which she experienced, allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide," the chargesheet alleges.