Indian police arrest boyfriend in actress suicide
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2008 file photo, Bollywood actress Jia Khan smiles during a promotional event of her forthcoming Hindi movie "Ghajini" in Bangalore, India. Police said the son of a Bollywood couple was arrested Monday, June 10, 2013 on suspicion of abetting the suicide of Khan. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
NEW DELHI (AP) — The son of a Bollywood couple has been arrested on suspicion of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, police said.
Suraj Pancholi was arrested late Monday, Officer D. Deokar said.
Deokar confirmed Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week. A letter she wrote alleges that Pancholi cheated on her, physically abused her and forced her to have an abortion. Police authenticated the letter was from Khan, and Indian media have published it.
Suraj Pancholi, the son of Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab is escorted by police as he leaves after appearing before a court in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Pancholi, has been arrested on suspicion of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, police said. Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week. (AP Photo)
Pancholi's parents are Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab. Neither they nor their son has spoken about the allegations.
Khan began her career in the 2007 Hindi film "Nishabd," in which she portrayed a teenager in love with her best friend's father, played by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. She had also performed with other top stars, including Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.