Mumbai: Viveka Babajee, a former Indian supermodel, committed suicide by hanging herself at her suburban Bandra residence late on Friday night, a family friend said.
Confirming the suicide, Additional Commissioner of Police (Western Region) Amitabh Gupta said the reason behind Viveka taking the extreme step was not known and police were investigating. According to police, it may be due to a failed personal relationship.
According to investigation, it has been found that the knob of the kitchen gas was opened.
Fashion designer Rohit Verma said she was supposed to take part in his fashion show next month and he was shocked to hear the news of her death.
Viveka, 32, was declared a supermodel in 1994 and was one of the most-sought after faces nationally and internationally in the fashion world. She also acted in Bollywood film ‘Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai’ in 2002.
Viveka was born and brought up in Mauritius. In 1993, She parcipated in Miss World contest and became Miss Mauritius.