Kirti Zaveri, 67-year old builder, who was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police in connection with a Rs 9 crore cheating case in March, died of Covid-19 at GT hospital on Friday morning.
A resident of Vile Parle, Zaveri is survived by his wife, a married son and daughter.
His family and lawyer have alleged that he contracted the virus after he was sent to judicial custody in Arthur Road jail in March.
Sources said Kirti tested positive on April 28 after which his condition deteriorated and he was shifted to GT hospital last week. He was kept on ICU till he died.
“When he was arrested he was healthy. He contracted the virus when he was send to Arthur Road Jail, ’’ said a relative of the family.
Zaveri, a partner in a construction firm, was arrested on March 29 in connection with a cheating case.