Viveka Babajee case: Ex-boyfriend Kartik Jobanputra grilled

After grilling stock analyst Gautam Vora, police probing the death of fashion model Viveka Babajee today questioned her former boyfriend, who is a businessman, for over one hour.

Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 23:02 PM IST

Mumbai: After grilling stock analyst Gautam
Vora, police probing the death of fashion model Viveka Babajee
today questioned her former boyfriend, who is a businessman,
for over one hour.

Kartik Jobanputra was questioned for over an hour in
connection with the supermodel`s death and his statement was
recorded at Khar police station, a senior police official
said.

Kartik`s lawyer Laxman Kanal said "Kartik fully
co-operated with the police during questioning this evening.
He has no role in the model`s death but since he knows her
very well, police wanted to know certain things about Babajee
from him and that`s why he was called to the police station."

37-year-old Babajee, former Miss Mauritius, was found
hanging from the ceiling at her Continental Towers flat in
suburban Bandra on June 25, police said.

According to the police, Babajee and Jobanputra were in a
relationship till mid-2009. The duo had floated an event
management company which was doing well till differences
cropped up between them.

"Babajee and Jobanputra parted ways professionally during
December last year," the official said. "When they floated the
event management company, whose idea it was, about their
affair, why they parted ways personally and professionally,
when he had spoken to her last time were among several
questions posed at Kartik," the official added.

PTI