|CURRENT ISSUE APRIL 1, 2002|
INTERVIEW: VINAY KAPOOR
"I Didn't Think the Affair Was Worth the Anxiety. I Paid a Heavy Price."
Life with Natasha Singh was not a bed of roses. Vinay Kapoor, 36, till December last a director in Coca-Cola India, was a flamboyant bachelor who lived the five-star life in a grand suite with a private terrace at Delhi's Hyatt Regency. His relationship with Natasha blossomed in early 2001, and by May2001 they were more than friends. It was a relationship that led to two attacks on Kapoor, the first allegedly by Natasha's enraged estranged husband Jagat at a party in the Bristol Hotel. On the second occasion Kapoor was waylaid and beaten unconscious by unknown assailants after he had dropping Natasha home. His employers, frowning on the controversy, packed Kapoor off to London, from where he spoke to Special Correspondent
Q. Did Natasha call or SMS you just before she died?
Q. Why was that?
Q. Dangerous because of the assaults?
Q. Did she agree?
Q. Is it easy to brush aside a serious affair overnight?
Q. Do you suspect foul play in her death?
Q. Were you contemplating marriage at any point?
Q. How did you become friends?
Q. Do you remember her as a lively person?
Q. Were you relieved that the relationship was over?
Jagat Singh: Natasha's politician ex-husband. Was questioned about the marriage and how it had deteriorated, his assault on Vinay Kapoor and custody battle for the children.
Sonia Verma: NDTV newsreader, friend since kindergarten. Fellow student at St Stephen's, she was questioned about Natasha's student life, friendships and recent behaviour.
Vishal Chawla: Natasha's friend, fashion boutique owner. Seen constantly with Natasha for the past six weeks, he was a suspect initially and was asked about his movements.
Vinay Kapoor: Ex-boyfriend, Coca-Cola executive now based in London. Police called him in London to ask him about his affair with Natasha and Jagat's alleged assault on him.
Deborah Malik: Close friend. Asked about the first SMS message that set the alarm bells ringing. Malik rushed to Natasha's house but arrived 10 minutes after she had left for the Hyatt.
Andy Sehgal: Friend of Jagat. His call to Natasha at 1.15 a.m. was the last she received on her phone, though he didn't get to speak to Natasha. Was asked why he had called her.
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