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There's a twist in Jiah Khan murder case: British forensic expert says the actress was hanged after her death
There is a twist in the three-year-old murder case of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, as a report by a British forensic expert has claimed that the actress was hanged after her death.

Although the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had called the death of Jiah Khan a suicide, her mother Rabia did not accept it and hired forensic experts from the United Kingdom to further investigate the case.

As per the reports by British forensic expert Jason Payne-James, Jiah Khan's hanging was staged and the marks on her face and neck indicate it is not a simple case of suicide. The findings by the forensic experts contradict Indian experts' report.

Payne-James studied the medical and post-mortem reports and also analyzed pictures of Jiah's body and the CCTV grabs and images of her room.

While the forensic experts from India claimed that injury marks on Jiah's lower lip was due to the result of friction with the teeth while the actor was hanging herself, but according to Payne-James the injuries "represent either abrasions or bruises", and are indicative of "blunt force trauma to the mouth region (for example hand placed over the mouth).....They are not typical of teeth marks," reported Time of India.

Coming to the ligature marks on Jiah's neck, Indian expersts have said that, they were something that "may be caused due to slippage of ligature material (dupatta) slightly downwards or the ligature knot present at that site", while 'Payne-James' report contradicted this as well, he said, "It would seem unlikely that the diffuse pressure of the dupatta around the neck would cause the well-defined abraded ligature mark seen."

Jiah Khan, who was a British American actress, who appeared in Hindi films. She was found dead in her apartment in Juhu, Mumbai on 3rd June, 2013.

Jiah's boyfriend, actor Sooraj Pancholi, has been charged with abatement to suicide under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code, as both were in a relationship when Jiah committed suicide. Over the last two years, the Jiah Khan case has seen several developments.

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