29 September, 2020

Maria, What’s Your Story?

An open-and-shut case, or so they thought. The mess made of the Neeraj Grover murder case.

Maria, What’s Your Story?

Unanswered Questions

  • What exactly was the time of Neeraj Grover’s death? Was Neeraj dead or alive when Emile Jerome reached Maria’s flat?
  • Eight incoming calls on Neeraj’s phone were answered between 11.30-11.45 pm on
    May 7, after his murder. Who answered it?
  • Did Emile Jerome rape Maria Susairaj, as per her confession, or did they make love, after Neeraj was murdered?
  • If Maria feared for her life, why did she not go to the police? Why did she go to a mall to buy the chopper, bags and a new drape?
  • What was the exact chronological sequence of phone calls made on May 6-7 between the three people?


Three years ago, it was a case that shocked the country. Neeraj Grover, a senior executive at TV production firm Synergy Adlabs, was stabbed to death in Kannada actress Maria Susairaj’s flat, supposedly by her fiance, Emile Jerome Mathew, a bright...



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