Mumbai: After Gautam Vora, boyfriend of
model Viveka Babajee who allegedly committed suicide at her
suburban Bandra residence, her former boyfriend Karthik
Jobanputtra is likely to seek anticipatory bail.
Karthik, who was in a relationship with Viveka for a
brief period between 2008 and mid 2009, fears he would be
arrested on charges of abetting Viveka`s suicide and is likely
to approach the sessions court seeking anticipatory bail.
The sessions court had yesterday granted relief to
Viveka`s current boyfriend Gautam, stock analyst, by directing
the suburban Khar police to not arrest Gataum without giving
72-hour prior notice.
Gautam had on Monday approached the court seeking
Viveka (37) had on June 25 committed suicide by hanging
herself from the ceiling fan of her residence in Continental
Towers at suburban Bandra.
"Karthik has not had any contact with Viveka since last
seven to eight months. Just because he was in a relation with
her in the past, police cannot question him," Karthik`s lawyer
Laxman Kanal told PTI.
"There were so many persons who knew Viveka personally.
Will the police question all of them. There is no direct or
indirect link of Viveka and Karthik in the recent past," he
According to the police, Viveka and Karthik had floated
an event management company when they were together but later
differences cropped up between the two.