The Hush Post| 06:50 pm| 2-min-read
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Congress stalwart ND Tiwari, did not die a natural death. The Delhi Police revealed after the post-mortem that he was most probably killed by being smothered with a pillow.
The post-mortem report reveals “unnatural death”. Rohit Tiwari, 40, was said to have died on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest.
The investigation has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police. A case of murder has been registered.
Family members questioned
Crime Branch officials visited Rohit Tiwari’s house on Friday. They questioned his family members and domestic helps. A forensics team too visited the house.
Police sources say there are seven CCTV cameras – of which two don’t work – in Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s house in Defence Colony in south Delhi.
Rohit Tiwari had gone to Uttarakhand to vote on April 12 and returned on the night of April 15. He could be seen on CCTV taking support of the wall while walking in an inebriated state, police sources added.
Rohit’s mother Ujjwala Tiwari was in hospital
The next day, Rohit’s mother Ujjwala Tiwari was in Max Hospital for her treatment. She received a call from home that Rohit 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, police sources said.
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s long legal battle
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari had fought a six-year-long battle in court to prove that he was ND Tiwari’s son. ND Tiwari had refused to give his blood sample for a DNA test in 2012. He, however, relented later.
In 2014, the Delhi High Court declared ND Tiwari as the biological father of Rohit Shekhar, after the senior leader accepted that he was indeed his son.
The same year, ND Tiwari, aged 88, married Rohit Shekhar Tiwari’s mother.
ND Tiwari died on his 93rd birthday last year.