For weeks, the headlines regarding the investigation into Bollywood actress Jiah Khan's suicide have revolved around whether her ex-boyfriend Suraj Pancholi was guilty of abetting her suicide. However shocking rumors came to light on Monday that suggest the actress may have been intoxicated when she took her own life.
It must be clarified that all of these reports are at best rumors. MK Malve, the director of the Kalina Forensics Laboratory, has refused to give any details from the report he submitted regarding Khan's death. However, inside sources have told the Times of India that some percentage of alcohol was found in her blood at the time of death.
If the rumor were to prove true, it could cast a shadow on the character of Khan, which would take away from the argument her family is making against Pancholi. Khan left a lengthy suicide note addressed to an unnamed subject, that accuses said subject of abuse, rape, and also alleges that Khan received an abortion. Khan's mother Rabia told police that the actress had complained to her of abuse and that she had signs of abuse on her face at the time of her death. The autopsy released nearly a month ago established that Khan showed no sign of physical abuse, but police did obtain records from a Mumbai hospital that confirmed the actress did undergo an abortion procedure.
Pancholi was held in prison for nearly a month without bail because police believed his freedom would endanger the investigation. A Mumbai court struck down the arguments of the police and allowed Pancholi to be freed on bail.