There is a new development in Jiah Khan's suicide case. Actor Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment to suicide (Section 306, Indian Penal Code), in the case of his ex-girlfriend's suicide case, by a Mumbai sessions court on Tuesday.
If found guilty, he can be sent to prison for 10 years. The trial will begin on February 14.
Here are the details.
Here's how his father, Aditya Pancholi reacted
Expressing his joy over the reopening of the case, Aditya Pancholi said, "We have been waiting for this day for the past four-and-a-half years. Now the trial begins, now we will fight the actual fight. If we are guilty, Sooraj will be punished; and if we are not, then Sooraj will be set free."
Sooraj, who was present in the court, pleaded not guilty.
About the Jiah Khan suicide case
Housefull actress Jiah Khan's suicide news shocked the world in 2013. In her suicide note, she had blamed Sooraj for ruining her life.
She mentioned that she was pregnant with his child and was forced to abort it.
So far the case has seen a lot of twists and turns.
All these years, Jiah's mother Rabia has been toiling hard to get Sooraj punished.