The Bombay High Court has raised questions on the charge sheet filed by Mumbai police in the Jiah Khan's suicide case. Earlier, the Court had asked the police to file a reply on April 7, 2014 as to why all the evidence wasn't attached in the chargesheet. Today the case came before the court. Mahesh Jethmalini represented for Jiah Khan's mother Rabiya Khan, argued in the court that the new material has come up and the investigating officer should have considered it.
High Court earlier questioned why the video recording of the postmortem and the details of the deleted BBM msgs and SMS of Suraj Pancholi phone were not attached with the charge sheet? Also High Court questioned, why investigation was not done on the suspicion and objection raised by Jiah Khan's family? Why police didn't investigate the forensic lapses?? High Court asked prosecution to file a reply to these questions after consulting the Investigating officer of the case.
Today, Juhu police submitted the report in the court regarding the suicide case . Jiah family today moved the High Court demanding a CBI or SIT probe in the matter.. Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani represented Jiah Khan's mother. He argued that it is a case of homicide not a suicide.
Mr Jethmalani said that according to medical reports the cause of death is asphyxia and a blue concussion on the arm is not mentioned in the post-mortem report as it is a mark of struggle. He added that the mark is seen in a photograph and that it is a case of hanging by muslin cloth used for namaz. He stressed that Muslin cloth cannot make a mark like the one found on her skin.
Mahesh Jethmalani also referred to evidence that suggests she committed suicide after returning from her boyfriend's house. He also brought before the court other evidence like her call and SMS record, urging the court to hand over the investigation to the CBI or a special investigating authority.
Is it a suicide or a homicide, only the proofs will tell!