Jiah Khan's Family Breaks Silence

MissMalini , 08 Jun 2013
Jiah Khan
Jiah Khan (photo: Yogen Shah for MissMalini)

Oh my God. TOI just posted this report and I thought you’d want an update. It’s awful, but when something like this happens, you sometimes need to follow all the fall out with a sort of morbid fascination till you can get past it. At least that’s how I feel. So I’m sorry in advance if you’re not ok with me discussing it further. I need to talk about it, I’m trying to understand…

The report says that Jiah Khan‘s family has finally broken thier silence. Citing that work-related depression was not the cause of her suicide. Her mother Rabia Khan told TOI on Friday, “Reports that my daughter was depressed because of work is all rubbish… Jiah was not happy in her relationship… she fell for the wrong guy.”

Suraj Pancholi (photo courtesy Deccan Chronicle)
Suraj Pancholi (photo courtesy Deccan Chronicle)

The family also denied reports that she consumed alcohol or anti depressant pills the night of her suicide. Her sister Karisma Khan said, “The autopsy report is clear and you can check for yourself. She was clean and not on any medication.”

So then what happened? Her sisters and mother maintain she died of a broken heart. Apparently her mom had even intervened and asked Suraj Pancholi to stay away from her daughter. Her sister is quoted saying, “I am sure something mean must have been told to her for her to take that drastic step. There were six missed calls from Suraj after she passed way.” Oh geez.

Jiah Khan

Ok, I’m going to be completely honest with you and say I can understand where her family is coming from. They must be shattered and it’s a natural instinct to want to protect your loved ones from any kind of heartbreak. But I also think this blame game is a treacherous path to take. Was this really her only viable exit from an unhappy relationship? Is it fair to blame this boy? I can’t believe that’s ok either.

I think by now we’ve all encountered our own share of heartbreak. The kind that keeps you up at night and makes your soul ache. I know I have. Did it ever make me want to end it all? No – dramatics aside – definitely no.

And then, quite hauntingly, that old adage comes to mind – whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Oh Jiah, you didn’t have to go this way.

Today I hurt :(

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