Jiah Khan who allegedly committed suicide almost four months ago had a memorial service in London yesterday. The memorial took place in Brompton Oratory church which is situated in central London and was attended by her mother Rabiya Amin, sisters Kavita and Karishma and close family members. The church is a stone's throw away from the late actress home and the school she went to.
Rabiya Amin, Jiah's mother, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that her daughter was murdered. She demanded that the case be investigated by the CBI, since the earlier investigation by the police is quite shoddy and mostly in benefit of Suraj Pancholi, who has been charged with abetting Jiah's murder. Rabiya spoke at the memorial " I will soon be returning to Mumbai and ask for thorough investigation into the case. I cannot and will not believe that Jiah could have taken her own life. She was very hardworking and a spiritual girl who loved her family a lot. I believe that foul play is involved."
Dinesh Tiwari, who is Rabiya's legal advisor, said " After the forensic expert analysed her dead body pictures, he deduced that a belt had been used to strangle her to death before she was actually hung from the ceiling fan to make it look like a suicide." Click here to view images of Jiah Khan's dead body.
Jiah Khan's sister Karishma, who was present at the memorial said " I don't believe that Jiah could have committed suicide. We used to have a chat everyday and she was always very jovial and happy." Jiah's best friend Maha added " I think there should be a proper investigation into the case and whatever the truth is should come out. She was the most exuberant and beautiful girl I have ever seen."