Photo: Wikipedia/Instagram
Photo: Wikipedia/Instagram

Amid the furore over the purported suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput and the demand for a CBI investigation another death from the film industry has cropped up in conversations. Actor Jiah Khan passed away in June 2013.

She was found hanging in her Juhu residence, and the death had been ruled a suicide, even as many including her family alleged foul play. A case for abetment of suicide continues against Khan's boyfriend at the time, Sooraj Pancholi continues till date.

More recently, the 2013 case has been in the news repeatedly as people draw a parallel with Sushant's death. As Khan's mother Rabiya alleged in a social media post recently, the two had been "killed in the same way".

"Both Jiah and Sushant were first bombarded with fake love by demonstrations of attention and affection. When both were successfully trapped by their narcissist, psychopathic, gaslighting partners, then both were physically hurt and abused. They both were sponged for their money and isolated from their family and loved ones. Both Jiah and Sushant were declared mentally disabled and depressed due to lack of work. When their control was slipping, their partners strangulated them and staged their homicidal death as suicide (sic)," she had reportedly written.

Now, those claiming foul play in Khan's death seem to have found an ally of sorts in Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. The BJP leader has been a vocal advocate when it came to calling for a CBI investigation for Sushant. He had also opined repeatedly that it was not an open-and-shut case of suicide as some would like to believe.

Swamy on Saturday opined that the "simple suicide" theory was "bogus".

"I find from records with CBI and also according a 2018 Court decision that Actress Jiah, a talented actress is an unresolved case for prosecution. Simple suicide is bogus. Who was the lawyer for the family?" he tweeted.

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