The police said it was Pancholi’s ‘break-up bouquet’ and manhandling that had pushed Jiah to suicide.
“In her statement, Jiah’s mother Rabbiya said Sooraj had sent her a ‘break-up bouquet’ after he terminated their relationship. He had also hit Jiah before breaking up and there were bruises on her chin and neck,” said a police officer. “These two things, Rabbiya said, were the triggers that led Jiah to commit suicide.”
The postmortem report would reveal whether Jiah was punched or not, the officer said.
The police are also trying to find out more about the abortion Jiah wrote she had undergone in the six-page letter. “Although there are no medical means to corroborate this, we have contacted the hospital where the procedure allegedly took place,” said the officer.