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Bollywood Arrest: Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Arrested in Her Suicide

Image: Bollywood Arrest: Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Arrested in Her Suicide Indian actor Suraj Pancholi sits inside a police vehicle on his way to a court in Mumbai on June 11, 2013.

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 06:28 AM

By Newsmax Wires

The boyfriend of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan as been arrested on suspicion of abetting her suicide, police said.

Suraj Pancholi was arrested late Monday, Officer D. Deokar said.

Deokar confirmed Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week, The Associated Press reported. A letter she wrote alleges that Pancholi cheated on her, physically abused her and forced her to have an abortion. Police authenticated the letter was from Khan, and Indian media have published it.

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Pancholi's parents are famous Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. Neither they nor their son has spoken about the allegations.


Khan began her career in the 2007 Hindi film "Nishabd," in which she portrayed a teenager in love with her best friend's father, played by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. She had also performed with other top stars, including Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Khan's mother reportedly found the actress, whose real name is Nafisa Khan, hanged in her apartment. At the time, police said her death was not being treated as suspicious.

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Khan was born in New York and grew up in London. She later moved to Mumbai to pursue a film career. She got her start in 2007's "Nishabd" alongside Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan. Her last film role was in the 2010 comedy "Housefull," in which she played a supporting role.

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