17 C
New Delhi
Sunday 23 February 2020

Did wife Apurva kill Rohit Shekhar, ND Tiwari’s son?

'Only Apoorva (wife) and Akhilesh (help) were present on the first floor. The pieces of evidence indicate that Shekhar was murdered for his property,' an officer said

New Delhi: The crime branch of Delhi Police, which is investigating the alleged murder of the late Congress leader ND Tiwari’s son Rohit Shekhar, has said that Shekhar’s wife, Apurva Tiwari, and a domestic help, who works as a driver, are the prime suspects for the case.

ND Tiwari’s son Rohit Shekhar was found dead on 16 April under mysterious circumstances. He was brought to the Max Hospital in Saket at around 5 PM on Tuesday in an ambulance where doctors declared him dead.

A crime branch team reached Shekhar’s residence in Defence Colony at 7.30 AM on Sunday. They interrogated Shekhar’s wife and Akhilesh, the driver, separately for three hours.

“When their statements were recorded, the two failed to give satisfactory answers to certain questions. They are our prime suspects as they could have hatched the entire conspiracy,” a police officer said.

“When the incident happened on 16 April, only Apurva and Akhilesh were present on the first floor. The pieces of evidence indicate that Shekhar was murdered for his property,” the officer added.

Rohit’s mother, Ujjwala, alleged that his wife had got into an argument with Rohit after he and Siddharth decided to give a part of their property to one Kartik, the son of their cousin Rajeev who used to work for Tiwari when he was the UP and Uttarakhand CM.

“Apurva wanted the property at Tilak Lane since it is at a prime location in Lutyens’ Delhi and near Supreme Court, where she worked. She had accused Rohit of having an affair with Rajeev’s wife on the second day of their wedding and got into frequent arguments over this,” Ujjwala said.

Five years ago, the Delhi High Court had declared veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari as the biological father of Rohit Shekhar. The judge had injuncted Tiwari from denying in public that Shekhar is his natural born son.

Leave a Reply

Stay on top - Get daily news in your email inbox

Sirf Views

Hindu They All Claim To Be; Policy Tells Who Really Is

BJP will not merely claim to be Hindu; it will bring CAA, NRC; let debutant, me-too Hindu parties beat it with UCC & population control bill

Tapas Pal, A Death No One Would Genuinely Condole

In 1980, after Bengali film superstar Uttam Kumar died, Dadar Kirti of Tarun Majumdar was released after Durga Puja. The voice...

Must India Invest In Donald Trump?

As many of his cabinet picks know, to their eternal regret and shame, his commitment lasts only as long as you are gullible

Protesters Need Economic Education, Mr Bhagwat

There is no escape from misery unless teams of economic educators convince all sections of society socialism is the cause of their distress

BJP Could Not Have Won With This Approach To Delhi

From not paying attention to the corruption-ridden MCD to aloof leaders whose houses witnessed no activity during campaigns, BJP went all wrong in the Delhi assembly election

More from the author

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: