Model’s death case hits dead end again
The samples of human tissues found under former model Viveka Babajee's fingernails had forced the Khar police to re-open her case in October, but the investigation has once again hit a dead end.mumbai Updated: Feb 04, 2011 01:00 IST
The samples of human tissues found under former model Viveka Babajee's fingernails had forced the Khar police to re-open her case in October, but the investigation has once again hit a dead end.
The tissue does not match with the DNA samples of Babajee’s three former boyfriends sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).
The DNA found under Babajee's fingernails had the Khar police calling her former boyfriends — Gautam Vora, Kartik Jobanputra and Rohit Jugraj — to collect their DNA samples to find if it matched with the one found under her fingernails.
“Three DNA samples were sent to us by the Khar police to check if they matched with the DNA sample found under Babajee’s fingernails. We have finished the DNA testing and none of the three samples matched with the one found under her fingernails. We have sent the report to the Khar police station,” said an official from the FSL.
Investigating officer of the case, police inspector Sanjay Kale from Khar police station, said, “We are in the process of taking a second opinion in the case and have sent the evidence to the Cooper hospital to be doubly sure about the cause of death.”
When questioned about the impact of the test result on the model’s death probe, he said, “We are waiting for Cooper hospital’s report. I cannot say anything at this point.”
The body of the 37-year-old former model Babajee, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her apartment in Khar on June 25 last year.
The Khar police had registered an accidental death report as per the norm in cases of suicide. However, the police later found a diary at Babajee’s residence which had, “You killed me Gautam” written in it.
Subsequently, the police questioned her former boyfriends Vora, Jobanputra and Jugraj.
The probe, however, did not make any headway and the police had exhausted all options and decided to close the case.
It was then the forensic experts examining Babajee’s body detected human DNA under her nails.
This pointed towards a suspected scuffle with someone just before she allegedly committed suicide.
The Khar police then called on Vora, Jobanputra and Jugraj and collected their DNA samples and sent them to the FSL for testing.