A report in a section of the media has got the Viveka Babajee family flummoxed. The report incorrectly claims that the family of the deceased supermodel and Bollywood actress is considering “re-opening” her case after “fresh taint on main suspect (Gautam) Vora,” following revelations made by Vijay Palande and Simran Sood in the Arunkumar Tikku and Karankumar Kakkad murder cases.
Quoting an unnamed “friend” of Babajee’s throughout, the said article also discusses various other aspects of the case. It goes on to state that “Vora’s arrest on Monday, as well as revelations of an affair by co-accused starlet Simran Sood, have brought Babajee family to rethink exploring their legal options in having her suicide case reinvestigated.”
Dale Bhagwagar, the official spokesperson for the Viveka Babajee family, has denied any such development.
“I spoke to members of Viveka’s family after this report appeared and they categorically told me that there was no such immediate move to re-open the case. In fact, they are unaware of the origin of this report and have requested the media to thoroughly verify their facts before going ahead with such unconfirmed news on Viveka Babajee,” said the spokesperson.
“But if the cops decide to quiz Gautam Vora about Viveka to find out the truth behind her demise, her family would welcome the development and fully cooperate with the Police,” Bhagwagar stated.
He however added, “Viveka’s mother Dayawanti Babajee stays in Mauritius and has completely relied on the Mumbai Police to investigate her daughter’s demise. If the Police find concrete evidence about Gautam Vora being directly linked to the death of Viveka Babajee, the family might reconsider its stance.”
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