Vivek Tiwari Murder: SIT team reaches spot to recreate scene, for further investigation

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 October 2018, 05:15 PM
Lucknow: The SIT is recreating the scene of incident at the spot, for further investigation of Vivek Tiwari death case. (ANI/Twitter)
Lucknow: The SIT is recreating the scene of incident at the spot, for further investigation of Vivek Tiwari death case. (ANI/Twitter)

A special investigation team, headed by Inspector General (Lucknow range) Sujeet Kumar, on Tuesday reached the spot where Apple executive Vivek Tiwari was shot dead allegedly by one of the two UP constables in the state capital’s Gomti Nagar locality on early on Saturday morning to recreate the crime scene. Superintendent of police (Crime) Dinesh Singh and a forensic team were also present at the spot.

The SIT team had met Sana Khan, Tiwari's colleague who was in the car at the time of the incident, earlier in the day before reaching the spot along with her. Tiwari (38) was shot by constables Prashant Chowdhury while he was going to drop his colleague Khan.

Two constables -- Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar -- were arrested and dismissed from the job and an FIR was registered in the matter on the basis of a complaint by Khan. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had Saturday said a CBI inquiry would be recommended if needed.

Chowdhury had said after noticing some "suspicious activity", he asked the victim to come out of the SUV but he did not and instead tried to hit him and he had to open fire in self-defence.

A fired bullet pierced the windscreen as the car rammed into a pillar, the police had said. The autopsy report had later confirmed the death was caused by gunshot injuries.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 05:11 PM
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