The tragic tale of Jiah Khan’s suicide gets more devastating with each new development. It wasn’t long before authorities figured her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi was the reason she took her life, and now her mother is saying that if it weren’t for him, the Bollywood actress would still be here.
Her untimely death has shot the 25-year-old to a new kind of fame, turning her from a well-known Bollywood star into a global phenomenon. After Pancholi was arrested for allegedly abetting in her suicide, Khan’s mother, Rabiya, and Pancholi’s parents, Aditya and Zarina Wahab, have began a “he said, she said” battle over whether or not he was to blame for her death.
Rabiya sent out a series of tweets on Monday, quoted by Bollywood Mantra:
“I am convinced that either Suraj or Aditya have hit my daughter and its that humiliation which triggered her death(sic)”
“Justice and truth always prevail they are the strongest pillars of society(sic)”
“My daughter had bruise on her jaw she was hit badly that pushed her to the end path I wish I was there. How dare he (Suraj) hit her (sic)”
“I have a constant picture of my daughters face - silent pain she was beaten and humiliated .. I cry feeling numb (sic)”
“I have evidences how Suraj use to hit and abuse my child I have his confession where he admits that he did because he was drunk (sic)”
“deep bruise on the cheek and jaw the soft dupatta was around the neck. Some one is so dumb. Sooraj he did beat my child (sic)”
But Pancholi’s mother is on a mission to make sure her son’s public image isn’t tarnished by Khan’s untimely death. After her son was arrested for abetting the Bollywood actress’ suicide, DNA India quoted Wahab as saying:
“Let Jiah’s mother say what she wants to. The truth will come out. I will say one thing. I am a mother too. And the mother of a daughter. I know the pain that Jiah’s mother is going through. But I also know my son. I know what he’s capable of doing. And the behaviour that I hear being attributed to him is not like my son at all.”
She was shocked Pancholi was arrested for the suicide in the first place: “Obviously we didn’t anticipate how important it was for some people to make a villain out of him. We know Suraj. And let me tell you, he is the best son any mother can hope for. If I’ve another life I’d want Suraj as my son,” she said.