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Cops to review evidence from Babajee suicide case

The Khar police have decided to scan close to 2,000 emails in late model Viveka Babajee's Gmail account and review the evidence gathered during investigation into her suicide in June 2010, in the light of the recent developments that connect her ex-boyfriend Gautam Vora to Bollywood wannabe Simran Sood.

mumbai Updated: Apr 26, 2012 02:15 IST
Puja Changoiwala

The Khar police have decided to scan close to 2,000 emails in late model Viveka Babajee's Gmail account and review the evidence gathered during investigation into her suicide in June 2010, in the light of the recent developments that connect her ex-boyfriend Gautam Vora to Bollywood wannabe Simran Sood.

Vora is said to have met Sood in 2008 and is believed to be involved with her. Sood has said that she is murder accused Vijay Palande's wife.

The review process will involve them questioning all those people whose names cropped up during the course of the investigation into the suicide in 2010, the police said.

Clarifying that they have not re-opened the Babajee case, Vishwas Nangre-Patil, additional commissioner of police (west region) said: "We are re-evaluating the case in the context of the new developments. We don't have any evidence so far to say that Babajee committed suicide because of the relationship between Vora and Sood. But scanning her Gmail and Facebook accounts may yield evidence. These two accounts have never been scanned."

Nagre-Patil said Babajee's Gmail account has several email exchanges between her and Vora, which will be studied in detail.

The police will also look at the chat records between the duo, provided by a Dubai-based distant relative of the late model. "After Babajee committed suicide, the Dubai-based person forwarded chat records between Vora and Babajee as evidence against Vora. He also forwarded the emails she sent to him expressing her state of mind. We will review those too."

The relative had also told the police that around a fortnight before she killed herself, Babajee had told him that she had been receiving obscene messages from an unknown person, which had troubled her deeply.

The Babajee family spokesperson, Dale Bhagwagar, said the family, though unaware of the development, will cooperate with the police if they have decided to review the evidence.

"We want the complete truth to come out, which never did. Vora should be questioned thoroughly as even initially he had lied to the police saying that Viveka and he were only friends when in fact their horoscopes had been matched and their marriage was being discussed," said Bhagwagar.