On the day of supermodel Viveka Babajee’s death (June 25, 2010), in a message sent to her on Facebook, her boyfriend Gautam Vora had mentioned, “Adit and myself have been trying to call u to see if you are ok, please acknowledge, even if with a simple “yes” as a reply to this. Your phone is off. We are worried. Please get in touch asap.”
Viveka Babajee’s family spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar has revealed that the Babajee family has requested the Police to find out who ‘Adit’ is and if he should also be questioned, or undergo the DNA tests recently conducted on Gautam Vora and Viveka’s ex-business partner Kartik Jobanputra.
“The family has taken up the matter with the Police and are awaiting the investigations to get over for further course of action,” stated Bhagwagar.
The DNA tests were conducted on Vora and Jobanputra after reports from the forensic department, stating that human DNA was found under the fingernails of the supermodel whose body was discovered four months ago under mysterious circumstances; hanging from a ceiling fan in her house.
A few hours before her body was discovered, a harried Viveka was reported to have called her friend Tina Chatwal, a Delhi-based model. “Since Tina was said to be one of the two persons Viveka called before her demise, her family is also keen to know if Tina’s statements have been recorded,” said Bhagwagar.
In his statement to the Police and Court, Viveka’s boyfriend Gautam Vora (who was said to be the last person to have visited her, the night before the incident), denied a relationship with the supermodel, claiming she was ‘just a friend’. The Babajee’s family had alleged that Vora had lied about his relationship with Viveka to the Police as well as the Court, and through their spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar, released seven photographs of Gautam with Viveka, which proved beyond doubt that the couple were in a serious relationship.
“A few weeks ago, Viveka’s mother, Mrs Dayawanti Babajee, returned to Mauritus (her homeland) with a heavy heart. The family wants the truth to prevail. They want Viveka ex-boyfriend Gautam Vora to confess to the Police about what exactly happened in the last meeting on the fateful night before the incident, because it seems to them that there is much more than what meet the eye about the death of Viveka Babajee,” added Bhagwagar.
Related links for reference:
1st Official Statement from Viveka Babajee’s family, read out by their spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar on July 1, 2010.
2nd Official Statement from Viveka Babajee’s family, read out by their spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar on July 4, 2010.
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