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Jun 04, 2013 at 02:26pm IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead, police suspect suicide

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her apartment in Juhu, Mumbai on late Monday night. The police suspect it is a case of suicide but no suicide note found so far. Jiah was found dead around 10.45 pm on Monday by her mother.

The police also claim that there are some marks on Jiah's neck. A post-mortem has been ordered. Her body was taken in an ambulance to Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Juhu for post-mortem. Jiah is believed to have hung herself to death.

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Twenty five-year-old Jiah shot to fame after her debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Verma's 'Nishabd' in 2007. Jiah appeared in two more Bollywood movies including 'Ghajini' and 'Housefull 2'.

According to the police her maid, watchman and neighbours are being interrogated to find out her last visitors. The security guard said, "I don't know what happened, but when the ambulance and the police came here, that's when we found out."

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Jiah's mother and sister had gone out and she was alone at the house when the incident happened, the 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.

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The police said the post-mortem of the body will be conducted on Tuesday and they have registered a case of accidental death. The police are yet to record the statement of the actress' mother as she is in shock.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

Suicide Prevention Helplines:

Delhi:

Sarthak Prayas - 011-25228108, 45650560, 09278957509

Sumaitri - 011-23389090

Pune:

Connecting - +912026333044

Helpline - 09922001122 (2 pm - 8 pm)

Mumbai:

Aasra - 022-27546669

Mindtemple - 022-26289792, 022-26288928 (8 am to 8 pm)

Kolkata:

Lifeline - 033-24637401/7432

Chennai:

Sneha - 044-24640050 (Email: help@snehaindia.org)

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