Jiah Khan
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Recently deceased Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, whose original name was Nafisa, had tried to end her life some eight months ago. The 25-year-old starlet had attempted suicide by cutting her wrist, according to reports.

In a shocking twist in Jiah Khan's suicide case, investigation officers have revealed that the actress was drunk when she slit her wrist. Officers also discovered a pack of Ayurvedic sleeping pills at her residence.

The "Nishabd" actress was depressed for quite a few months. The actress also wanted to quit acting and switch to interior designing. (Read the report here)

One of the reasons of her depression is believed to be her on-and-off again relationship with boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi. According to a DNA report, she had last talked to Pancholi before taking the drastic step. (Read the report here).

Jiah's mother Rabiya Amin in her statement to the police admitted that the actress was dating Pancholi, but she did not blame him or anyone else for her daughter's death.

On Monday night, Jiah was found hanging by her mother at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in Juhu, Mumbai. She had used her dupatta to hang herself to the ceiling fan.

"Nafisa Khan, who is known as Jiah Khan, was found hanging by her mother at around 10.45 pm at her residence on the first floor of Sagar Sangeet [apartment]," deputy commissioner of police Chhering Dorje had said.

"Her body has been taken to the hospital where a post-mortem will be conducted to find the cause of her death," he added.

The post-mortem report on Wednesday has revealed that Jiah died of asphyxia due to hanging and there were no other injury marks on her body.

"There were no additional injuries or bruises on her body except for the anti-mortem ligature mark on her neck which was caused due to hanging," said Dr TP Lahane, Dean at JJ Hospital, told DNA.