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Soured relationship killed Viveka?

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2010 01:56 IST
Shahkar Abidi
Shahkar Abidi
Hindustan Times
Viveka Babajee

‘You killed me Gautam Vohra’ – read a piece of paper placed on a diary, found on top of one of the corner tables at Viveka Babajee’s two-bedroom flat on the fifth floor of Continental Towers at Khar (West). Viveka had a tumultuous relationship with Vohra, said police officials investigating the case. Viveka Babajee was found dead in her flat late on Friday evening.

Vohra, who is believed to be a stockbroker, was having a relationship with Babajee for the last few months. The constant fights in the relationship had led Viveka into depression, which also made her consume sleeping pills and anti-depression tablets on a regular basis, the police officials further added.

A police officer, who broke open into Viveka’s house said, “The entire house was smelling of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) when I entered. She had left the gas open.” In fact, it was this smell coming out from her house that had cautioned neighbours who tried to make contact with Viveka in vain, and later called the fire brigade and police officials.

“Initial examination of her body by medical and forensic experts reveals that she had committed suicide nearly eight hours before we got her body down,” said the officer. And she had smoked at least 30 cigarettes during the course of the day.

Viveka, interestingly, had an emotional talk with her sister Vinita Parekh a few days back. Parekh has informed Khar police officials about the chat in which Viveka in a veiled manner told her that she was going away, and asked Vinita to take care of everybody.

While Viveka’s viscera sample has been preserved and sent to the forensic laboratory, police officials have started the hunt to track down Gautam Vohra, who stays at Napean Sea Road.

Rohit Jugraj, who had a brief relationship with Viveka, told police officials that the model would never take this extreme step unless she was under tremendous mental trauma. Jugraj told Hindustan Times that he still could not believe that Viveka was dead.