Mumbai: Trouble seems to have mounted up again for Panchioli junior as the public prosecutor on Thursday seeked charges of murder and rape against Sooraj Pancholi, the alleged ex-boyfriend of Jiah Khan, under Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Bombay High Court has said that charges will be framed against Pancholi junior for his alleged role in Jiah’s suicide.

Next hearing in the case will be on May 20.

The Nishabd actress was found dead in her apartment on June 3, 2013, and was said to have committed suicide. Her mother, Rabiya Khan, however, accused her ex-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi of murdering her.

The Bombay High Court, had, a few days back, lifted the stay on the trial against actor Sooraj Pancholi.

Rabiya Khan had also said that she had asked her daughter, who discussed all her relationship issues with Rabiya, to stay away from Sooraj Pancholi as he “did not love her”.