Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s wife arrested, accused of his murder

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Tuesday arrested Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s wife Apoorva allegedly for his murder. Tiwari, the son of late Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari, was brought dead at Max Hospital in Saket on April 16.

According to sources, the couple did not share a happy marriage and fought often. Apoorva was also upset with Rohit’s drinking habit.

The autopsy report, conducted by a medical board consisting of five senior AIIMS doctors, had declared that Rohit Shekhar Tiwari died of “asphyxia” due to strangulation. He was likely smothered with a pillow, it added.

The Crime Branch questioned Apoorva throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Investigators also analysed the CCTV camera footage around Rohit Shekhar’s home.

“Rohit had gone to Uttarakhand to vote on April 12 and returned on the night of April 15. He could be seen in CCTV footage taking support of the wall while walking in an inebriated state. No one has come and gone out of the home at the time of his Rohit,” police said.

It was only four days after her son’s death that Rohit’s mother Ujjwala Tiwari told news agency ANI that there was tension between the couple since “the first day of marriage. It was a love marriage.”

“Apoorva’s family wanted to take control of the properties of my two sons – Siddharth and Rohit – because this house is nearer to the Supreme Court where Apoorva was practising law.

Rohit Shekhar was brought dead to Delhi’s Max Hospital on April 16, with no visible, external injuries. His mother was also undergoing medical treatment at the same hospital when she received a call from home that her son was unwell and bleeding from nose. He was later declared brought dead.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari died at 93 last year.

Tiwari had joined the BJP ahead of the 2017 Uttarakhand assembly polls and had recently hinted on joining the Congress.