Vira was shot dead at his residence in Kalina, Santa Cruz East, late on Saturday while he was watching television. The shooter is suspected to have used a silencer as Vira's wife, who was reportedly in the house, didn't hear anything.
Vira had led a campaign against land grabbing and illegal constructions in his colony. The RTI activist was attached to the 'Voice of Kalina', a citizen's group. He has three children, a daughter and two sons. One of the sons had allegedly been stabbed four years ago.
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