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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Statue was a family heirloom, says niece

Preety Acharya, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, April 04, 2013
First Published: 01:25 IST(4/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:26 IST(4/4/2013)

The bereaved family members of Vijay Vora, who was found murdered in his Borivli house on Tuesday night, have told the police that the 50-year-old never let unknown people into the house, so whoever committed the crime must have been insiders.

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“My uncle never entertained strangers. Somebody known to him must be involved. He was very religious and kept himself busy with our Guruji,” said Shruti Vora, his niece.

The family bemoaned the fact that there were no CCTV cameras in the compound, which might have helped the police identify the accused easily. “From a security point of view, we now feel that every society should install CCTV cameras. In our case too, the accused entered the society and even put their names down in the security register,” said Shruti.

The condition of Vijay’s wife Pallavi is stable but she is in a state of shock.

“We want our idol back as it is a family heirloom and it was close to our hearts. My uncle and aunt have had the idol for years,” Shruti added. The family is not ruling out the involvement of their domestic help, Raju. “He has been working at my uncle’s house part-time for eight months. The police are questioning him,”  said Shruti.


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