BBC Two has announced a special three-part series looking into the death of actress Jiah Khan, in a specially commissioned documentary titled ‘Death in Bollywood’.
Khan passed away in June 2013 and since then, her family has been seeking justice. Police concluded her death was suicide, but her family believe the truth has not yet surfaced.
According to her family, various questions about the night of Jiah’s death still remain unanswered. The police never found the tracksuit that Jiah was seen wearing on CCTV just 15 minutes before her death. They soon concluded that Jiah had been driven to suicide by her boyfriend. In Indian law, this is a crime, abetment of suicide, which carries a jail sentence of up to ten years. He denies the charge.
Jiah’s mother Rabia hires a private forensic investigator, who raises questions about the forensic evidence and suggests that the police may have been too quick to conclude this was suicide. She is determined to fight on for what she sees as justice for Jiah.
The three 60-minute episodes will air between Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 21:00 on BBC Two.