Rohit Shekhar Tiwari hugging his father ND Tiwari (File Photo/PTI)
New Delhi :
In a shocking twist in the killing of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari, his mother Ujjwala Tiwari on Sunday levelled serious allegations against wife Apoorva. Rohit Shekhar’s mother said that Apoorva and his family wanted to usurp the property of her sons Rohit Shekhar and Siddhartha.
Rohit's mother said that his son met Apoorva on a matrimonial site and was even alerted about her nature by their relative Rajiv Shekhar and his wife Kumkum. Apoorva didn't share cordial relationship with Rohit and Siddhartha as they wanted to give a chunk of his property to Rajiv’s son Karthik.
She said that she will reveal more about the circumstances surrounding Rohit’s death when the right time will come. Earlier, Ujjawala had claimed that Rohit Shekhar’s death was natural but the circumstances, in which his son died, will be revealed later.
However, the autopsy report of Rohit Shekhar revealed that he died an ‘unnatural death’ due to “asphyxia” as he was strangulated and smothered possibly by using a pillow.
"The medical board unanimously concluded that the cause of death in this case is asphyxia as a result of strangulation and smothering. It is a sudden unnatural death, placed in the category of homicide," the head of the AIIMS' forensic department, Dr Sudhir Gupta, said.
According to an India Today report, the post-mortem report states Rohit’s time of death at 1:30 am on April 16. However, he was taken to the hospital around 5 in the evening. This means that he was lying dead inside the house for almost 15 hours.
Following the post-mortem at AIIMS in Delhi, police on Thursday registered a case of murder and transferred it to the Crime Branch for investigation. Rohit’s wife Apoorva, and two domestic help, Bhola, Pappu were interrogated by the Crime Branch as they were in the house when Rohit died.
The family returned from Dehradun on April 15 after casting their vote. Rohit and Apoorva were in one car, while Ujjwala travelled in another car. The family went to their rooms around 11.30 pm. However, Rohit’s phone call details showed that he had made calls to his journalist friend and his sister-in-law Kumkum between 2 am to 4:14 am on the morning of April 16. But none received his call.