Press Release
New Delhi , 09.12.2015



     The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a chargesheet against a private person of Mumbai U/s 306 of IPC relating to death of Ms.Jia Khan in the Designated Court at Mumbai.

     CBI had registered the case on 13.08.2014 related to the death of Ms.Jia Khan on the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay passed in Criminal Writ Petition No.919/2014 filed by the mother of the deceased, transferring the investigation of CR.No.204/2013 U/s 306 of IPC registered at Police Station Juhu, Mumbai (Maharashtra).Ms. Nafisa Rizvi alias Jia Khan, film actress, aged about 26 years having American Citizenship was residing at Juhu, Mumbai. It was alleged that she came in contact with thesaid private person through Facebook in the month of September, 2012 and the friendship bloomed into very close intimate relationship. On the fateful day, Ms.Jia Khan had left the residence of said private person where she had stayed with him for 2-3 days. She had a wordy duel on her mobile with the said private person and accused him of telling lies about the meeting with a common lady friend. Ms.Jia Khan who continuously messaged in this regard to him had infuriated him, and he deleted her BBM Account from his mobile. Later, the private person received a call on his mobile from her at midnight which lasted for around 400 pulses and it was a hot wordy duel between him and Ms.Jia Khan. In the meanwhile, he sent certain SMS messages from his mobile which were abusive and accusatory. Ms.Jia Khan's mother returned to the flat and found her daughter hanging from the ceiling fan of the bed room. The local police was informed about the incident.

     It was further alleged that 03 page note seized by the State Police on 10/06/2013 was written by Ms.Jia Khan which narrated her intimate relationship, physical abuse and mental torture that she experienced at the hands of the said private person. The documents and the material objects of this case have been thoroughly and scientifically examined. The Board of Forensic Medicine Experts has opined that the death was “Suicidal” in nature which corroborated the observation and opinion of the post mortem doctor. The Forensic statement Analysis of the note written by the deceased has opined that the said note allegedly represents her mental status genuinely & the circumstances and reasons behind her suicide. The wilful conduct of the accused narrated in the note written by the deceased, her intimate relationship, the physical abuse, the mental & physical torture which she experienced, allegedly led the deceased to commit suicide.

        After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet.

     The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.