The investigating agency said Suraj then requested her to call up Jiah and clear the misunderstanding. However, her calls to Jiah were met with a busy tone. Jiah’s repeated attempts to call Suraj and message him were not answered until he called her at 10.22pm.Following this, Jiah made her way to Suraj’s house and called his domestic help as Suraj’s phone was switched off.
At Suraj’s behest, the help lied to Jiah and said he was in a meeting with his father Aditya Pancholi. But when the help saw Jiah standing outside, he informed Suraj. By the time Suraj sent someone out to fetch her, Jiah had left. Suraj then sent her a message to call him, which Jiah did at 10.45pm. The heated conversation, the CBI said, was heard by Suraj’s help and another person present in his house.
CCTV footage showed Jiah returned home at 10.48pm. Suraj once again called her at 10.54pm and this was the last conversation between the couple. Following this, ten mess ages sent by Suraj to Jiah between 10.56pm and 11.21pm went unanswered. At 11.20pm, when Jiah’s mother returned home from a party , she found her hanging from the bedroom ceiling fan.
The chargesheet also describes in detail the abortion procedure Jiah underwent when she was four weeks pregnant in January 2013. In his statement the doctor who pre scribed the pills to her said that two days after consuming the pills, he received a call from Suraj stating that “half of the stuff “(foetus) was still stuck inside Jiah. The doctor advised him to take her to the hospital. However, Suraj called him again and said he had helped her pull out the “remaining stuff.“ The CBI said Jiah had mentioned the abortion in her note in which she said, “I was scared of getting pregnant but I gave you myself completely . The pain you have caused me everyday has destroyed every bit of me. Destroyed my soul and I aborted our baby when it hurt me deeply .“
This is the second chargesheet in the case. In January 2014, Mumbai police investigating the case filed a 447-page chargesheet. In July 2014, the HC transferred the probe to CBI on a petition filed by Jiah’s mother, Rabia, who blamed police for a shoddy probe and claimed Jiah may have been murdered.
But CBI too ruled it was suicide. The CBI investigations also revealed the note written by Jiah established that Suraj ruined her life. Referring to the relationship the couple shared, the investigating agency pointed out that Jiah used to clean the rooms in Suraj’s flat, iron his clothes and keep them in the cupboard.
On Friday Suraj made his appearance in court and was handed a copy of the chargesheet. The matter will come up for hearing on January 18 after which the court is likely to frame charges against him.Special judge A S Shende came down on the CBI for leaking information from the chargesheet even before the court had taken cognisance of it. “I read the details of the chargesheet in the newspapers. How can this happen?
Please be careful. How can it come out in the media when the verification process was on in the court“, the judge asked. The court also remarked to all that a media trial should be refrained from being conducted in the case.
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