Jiah Khan's suicide was talk of the town. Evwryone was shocked when this news were doing the rounds. Now, there's another shocking twist came. The British Forensic who was roped in by Jiah's mother has concluded that the marks on her face and neck indicates that it's not a suicide case. According to Mumbai Mirror, reports on Jiah's case will be shared with a city sessions court. This new developement looke like a twisted one.
The agency had charged Sooraj with abetment to suicide. Jiah's mother roped in Payne-James of UK-based Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd. After studying and analysing the medical and post-mortem reports, an analysis of the photographs of Jiah's body and reviewed CCTV grabs and pictures of her room were made.
The major findings of the reports are:
1. According to the report, "The state's forensic experts had said the injury marks on Jiah's lower lip were probably the result of "friction with the teeth during the commission of the act [suicide]". But Payne-James has said the injuries "represent either abrasions or bruises", and are indicative of "blunt force trauma to the mouth region (for example punching or a hand placed over the mouth)". "In terms of their size and appearance, they are not typical of teeth marks," the report states.
2. Questioning the Indian investigators' failure to explore theories other than suicide, his report further states, "I do not believe that the possibility of a staged hanging after death that has been caused previously has been properly considered (e.g. ligature strangulation with some other material and then Nafisa Khan being 'hung' with the dupatta),". He added, "The marks on the left arm and the lower lip are consistent with assaultive injuries... the marks of ligature and the mark on the chin are not consistent with simple hanging with the dupatta."
3.Commenting on Indian forensic experts inaccuracies he wrote in his report, "There are a number of serious misinterpretations (or exclusions of reasonable inferences) of the medical evidence, and that the apparent intention to attribute her death to suicide may mean that the real possibility of a staged hanging subsequent to earlier death at the hands of another has been missed."
But it looks like Aditya Pancholi is still not agreed with report. He told Mumbai Mirror, "This report is from a private forensic lab and it's paid. We will see if a court admits it or not. The investigations have been done by different agencies and all of them have come to the same conclusion [that it was a suicide]."
Let's see what will happen next in this case!