Rohit Shekar Tiwari's wife killed him, erased proofs, all in 90 minutes: Cops
Lucknow : Apoorva Shukla Tiwari, wife of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari's son, killed her husband and also erased proofs within 90 minutes, said the cops. She has been arrested by the police after three-day questioning on death of Rohit Shekhar, who was allegedly suffocated with a pillow on April 16.
"We have arrested Apoorva with the help of scientific evidence and FSL (forensic) report. She confessed that she has murdered her husband and cited unhappy marriage as the reason," senior police officer Rajiv Ranjan told IANS.
"She entered Rohit's room on April 16 and executed the crime. She later destroyed the evidences. All this happened within one-and-half hours," he said, adding that she initially tried to mislead the Crime Branch team which arrested her.
Last week, the police had confirmed that Rohit has been murdered, while tagging suffocation as the reason of death, they had suspected a pillow could have been used as the murder weapon.
Rohit Tiwari, 40, was earlier said to have died of a cardiac arrest. He had gone to Uttarakhand to vote on April 12 and had returned to Delhi on the night of April 15. He could be seen on one of the CCTVs in his Defence Colony home, taking support of the wall as he walked, apparently drunk.
The next day, Rohit's mother Ujjwala Tiwari was at the Max Hospital for treatment when she received a call from home that he was unwell and bleeding from his nose. She then took an ambulance that brought Rohit to the hospital.
At that time of the phone call, Rohit Tiwari's wife Apoorva, his cousin Siddharth and domestic helps were at home, the police said. Rohit Shekhar was declared dead in hospital.