Jiah Khan had an abortion earlier this year: Mumbai police

  • Puja Changoiwala, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jun 14, 2013 10:19 IST
  • Aamir

    Bollywood celebrities made their presence felt at a memorial service of late actress Jiah Khan. (AFP Photo)

  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan praying along with Jiah's family members. (AFP Photo)

  • Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone also attended the meet. (AFP Photo)

  • Randhir Kapoor

    Randhir Kapoor also came to pay his condolences. (AFP Photo)

  • Jiah

    Kunika Lal (L) and Deepak Parashar get emotional during the prayer meet. (AFP Photo)

  • Jiah Khan's body

    Jiah Khan's body is carried for burial after the last rites were performed. The 25-year-old actress was buried in a Juhu cemetery in Mumbai. (AP ...

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    Jiah Khan's family mourns her loss as the last rites are performed. (AP Photo)

  • Friends and relatives

    Friends and relatives carry Jiah Khan's coffin during her funeral. (AP Photo)

  • Sidharth Mallya

    Sidharth Mallya leaves after the funeral of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan in Mumbai. (AP Photo)

  • Aditya Pancholi

    Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi (in white) involved in a heated argument with media persons during the funeral of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan in Mumbai. (AP ...

Actor Jiah Khan, who committed suicide on June 3, did indeed undergo an abortion earlier this year and the doctor who conducted it knew her and her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi, Mumbai police said on Wednesday.

The police had been investigating Jiah’s charges — left in a six-page letter — about how the abortion had left her emotionally scarred.

In the letter, Jiah had also accused Sooraj of physical abuse, rape, threats and cheating, following which he was arrested on Monday on charges of abetment.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/6/Jiah-Khan-suicide-letter.jpg

“The abortion was conducted in the first two months of this year through pills. We have recorded the doctor’s statement,” said a police officer on Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

Jiah’s six-page letter, though, was not written in a day or even prior to committing suicide, the police have confirmed. She had written it over a period of time.

Though shorter, the five more letters, which the police subsequently recovered from Sooraj’s home in Juhu, were on the same lines as the first. “In three of them, Jiah had expressed her love for Sooraj while in the other two, she mildly voiced her discontent with the relationship,” the officer said.

“Sooraj has confessed to a year-long a live-in relationship with Jiah. They did not live together per se, but used to frequent each other’s homes,” said Cherring Dorjee, zonal deputy commissioner of police.

In his statement, Sooraj had also said one of Jiah’s sisters knew about the abortion. “Her statement has been recorded,” the officer added.


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