Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Mumbai, police said. The 25-year old actress reportedly hanged herself at her Juhu residence on late Monday night.
According to the police her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors. News of her death was first reported by actress Dia Mirza through a social networking site around 1.45 a.m.
Jiah’s mother and sister had gone out and she was alone at the house when the incident happened, police said.
“Jiah’s mother and sister found her hanging when they returned at around 11 PM,” police said, adding that Jiah used her own dupatta to hang herself.
Police said postmortem of the body will be conducted today and they have registered a case of accidental death.
Jiah made her acting debut in the controversial Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Nishabd’ where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Upon its release in March 2007, the film received mixed reviews, but Jiah was noted for her confidence, attitude, and sex appeal.
She also got a Filmfare Best Debutant Nomination. She then appeared alongside Aamir Khan in AR Murugadoss’s ‘Ghajini’, the Hindi remake of the director’s own Tamil film of the same name. Later she appeared as a supporting actress in Sajid Khan’s multi starrer comedy film ‘Housefull’ (2010). This was her last film.