Jiah Khan death Actress died due to hanging confirms post mortem report


The preliminary post-mortem report of Jiah Khan confirms that the actress died due to hanging. The 25-year-old had hung herself on Monday night at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area of northwest Mumbai around midnight.

The funeral ceremony will reportedly take place around noon at the Juhu kabristan on Wednesday.

Jiah was reportedly dating Aditya Pancholi`s son Sooraj. She was said to be under depression after coming to know of Suraj`s new love interest, who supplied jewellery to the Pancholis.

Suraj and Jiah spoke over telephone a number of times yesterday, with the last call being made at 22.53 PM which lasted for two minutes. Soon thereafter, Jiah hanged herself. Post-mortem examination revealed the incident took place between 11 pm and 11.30 pm, sources said.

“Jiah was said to be very possessive about Suraj. Last night they exchanged text messages on their cell phones. Suraj also sent her a bouquet which she did not accept,” they said.

Both Suraj and Aditya were questioned by police in connection with the case for nearly three-and-a-half hours and would be called again if necessary.

News of her death was first reported by actress Dia Mirza through a social networking site at around 1.45 am.

Jiah’s mother Rabiya Amin, an actress in the 1980s was seen in the Tahir Hussain movie `Dulha Bikta Hai`. Amin had gone out along with her second daughter while Jiah was alone in the house and that was when she hung herself, police said.

“Jiah`s mother and sister found her hanging when they returned at around 11 pm,” police said, adding that Jiah used her own dupatta to hang herself.

According to Jiah`s mother, the actress was depressed after having been rejected at an audition in Hyderabad. She wanted to pursue a career in interior designing as she wasn`t happy with the way her film career graph was taking a plunge.

Jiah shot into the limelight in 2007 with her debut movie `Nishabd` in which she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan.

She got a Filmfare Best Debutant nomination for the Ram Gopal Varma movie in which she plays a teenager besotted with a man old enough to be her father.

Born and raised in London, Jiah, also known as Nafisa had shifted to India to pursue a career in acting. She worked in Aamir Khan’s ‘Ghajini’ and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Housefull’.

Here’s taking a look at Jiah’s last tweet dated 24 May:

“So sorry I have been off twitter! Took a bit of a break from twitter verse.. sometimes u need a sabbatical to recollect ur thoughts.”

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