Jiah Khan

The trial for the Jiah Khan suicide case began Feb. 14 in Mumbai. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI — A Mumbai court Feb. 14 began hearing the sensational Jiah Khan suicide case trial involving Bollywood actor Sooraj A. Pancholi, who is charged with abetment, and posted the next hearing for Feb. 21.

The son of Bollywood actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, Sooraj Pancholi was present in the court.

He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code for abetment of the actress' suicide June 3, 2013.

In the charge sheet, the Central Bureau of Investigation said Jiah Khan’s body was found hanging at her residence in Andheri the evening of June 3, 2013, by her mother, Rabiya Khan.

The CBI further said Sooraj Pancholi concealed certain facts and provided fabricated information during his interrogation.

Sooraj Pancholi was arrested June 10, 2013, following Jiah Khan's suicide and is currently on bail granted by the Bombay High Court.

The high court also transferred the case to the CBI in July 2014 following a plea by Rabiya Khan, alleging that the Mumbai police were not investigating it properly.

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