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Delhi police arrest Rohit Tiwari's wife Apurva Tiwari for husband's murder

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Delhi police arrest Rohit Tiwari's wife Apurva Tiwari for husband's murder
24 April, 2019
Delhi Police Crime Branch have solved the mystery behind the murder of Late Congress leader N D Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar, who was found dead on April 16 under mysterious circumstances. After three days of interrogation, the Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested Apoorva on the basis of circumstantial evidence.

"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.

"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.

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari, was found dead on April 16 under mysterious circumstances. He was brought to the Max Hospital in Saket at around 5pm in an ambulance where doctors declared him brought dead. The report of an autopsy last Friday said that there were signs that he died of “asphyxiation due to ante-mortem strangulation and smothering” prompting the police to start a murder investigation.

Shekhar's wife Shukla was detained on Sunday along with two domestic helps in connection with the murder.  Domestic help Bholu Mandal, who is a key witness in the case, revealed that blood was oozing out of Rohit's nose when he spotted him. 

A crime branch officer said that Apoorva confessed to killing her husband after an argument. He said that Apoorva first strangled Rohit Shekhar and then smothered him using her hand. The officer said Rohit Shekhar could not fight back because he was drunk and was physically weak after a heart surgery.
Apoorva was apparently upset with Rohit's closeness to late father ND Tiwari's OSD Rajiv Kumar's wife. She was also against giving a share of property to Rajiv Kumar's wife. 

Rohit's mother Ujwala Tiwari had alleged that Shukla and her and her family were money-minded and wanted to acquire the family property. She had earlier said the couple had started having fights right from the first day of marriage.

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