The body of Jiah, 25, was found hanging at her ‘Sagar Sangeet’ residence in Juhu last night where she lived with her mother and sister who were not present when she ended her life.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that she was in a relationship with Suraj, son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab for nearly a year. Jiah was said to be under depression after coming to know of Suraj’s new love interest, who supplied jewellery to the Pancholis.
Investigators said the actress took her life due to her strained relationship with Suraj, a student at an acting institute.
Suraj and Jiah spoke over telephone a number of times yesterday, with the last call being made at 10.53pm which lasted for two minutes. Soon after, Jiah hanged herself. Post mortem examination revealed the incident took place between 11 pm and 11.30 pm, sources said.
“Jiah was said to be very possessive about Suraj. Last night they exchanged text messages on their cell phones. Suraj also sent her a bouquet which she did not accept,” they said.