Boy friend to be questioned again in Viveka suicide case

Boy friend to be questioned again in Viveka suicide case

Gautam Vora and Viveka Babajee in this picture released by the model’s family  recently. The 37-year-old Viveka was found hanging from the ceiling at her Continental Towers flat in suburban Bandra on June 25, and the post mortem report has concluded that she committed suicide.

Gautam, during his two rounds of questioning, consistently denied having any relationship with Viveka, and even told his interrogators that she was “depressed” and he was helping her come out of her emotional trauma.

That led the detectives to turn towards her ex-boyfriends, but then Viveka’s family decided to call Gautam’s bluff, and released pictures showing Gautam in intimacy with the supermodel. The family also claimed that both of them were planning to marry, and Gautam had also spoke to Viveka’s mother on the subject.

The detectives have so far recorded the statements of the model’s family members, friends, Vora and her ex-boyfriend Kartik Jobanputra, who is a businessman, to ascertain the reason that triggered her to commit suicide.

But they are still to come to a conclusion, a senior police official who is connected with the investigation said. “We want to call Gautam for questioning again soon. It would help us to connect the missing dots and come to a right conclusion,” he said.

Legal experts say that there is no substantial evidence to charge Vora with abetment to suicide of the model. A diary was recovered from Viveka’s apartment, whose last page bore a line “You killed me Gautam Vora,” but they say it is not enough to indict Gautam.
Vora’s lawyer Rajendra Sorankar said said his client was fully cooperating with the investigators and would continue to do so in future. Nevertheless, he obtained anticipatory bail from a sessions court here, which has restrained police from arresting him without giving him a 72 hours prior notice.

Assembly elections 2019 | Get the latest news, views and analysis on elections in Haryana and Maharashtra on

For election-related news in Maharashtra, click here

For election-related news in Haryana, click here

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
Comments (+)