Jiah Khan was found dead on June 3, 2013 at her residence in Mumbai. Her boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi was arrested on June 10 on charge of abetment. He was released on July 3, 2013, after the High Court granted him bail.
The case was then transferred to CBI after Rabia Khan approached the court claiming that her daughter was murdered. The CBI then filed a charge sheet against Pancholi for abetting Jiah’s suicide on December 2015. Rabia Khan then moved to the High Court alleging that CBI had ignored crucial evidence.