The Delhi Police has arrested Rohit Tewari's wife, Apoorva Shukla Tiwari, for the death of Rohit, son of the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari. Rohit was found dead under mysterious circumstances on April 16 but the autopsy report confirmed he was smothered to death.
Police said that Apoorva had strangled her husband and choked him to death with a pillow, following a heated quarrel. The police said that after committing the crime Apoorva also destroyed all evidence in the room and that the entire sequence of events happened within one-and-a-half hours.
Apoorva, a lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court, was being interrogated by the police for the last three days. During questioning, she confessed to her crime and revealed that Apoorva and Rohit had a 'turbulent marriage' and had frequent fights..
'On the night of the incident, the couple had a fight over a relative. Rohit had been drinking all the way from Uttarakhand to Delhi and was not in a condition to resist. During the fight, she pounced on him and smothered him,' Mr. Rajeev Ranjan, additional commissioner (Crime), said.
The official said that as per initial probe, it did not seem that the murder was planned. 'The background was there that they had a turbulent marriage and Rohit Shekhar and his family were thinking of separation. After interrogation, it was found that Apoorva Shukla Tiwari and Rohit had a turbulent marriage. All her hopes with the marriage were belied.' Apoorva killed Rohit in his room at around 1 am, the officer said, adding, 'She later destroyed the evidence. All this happened within one-and-a-half hours. "
Earlier, Rohit's mother Ujjwala had claimed that Apoorva wanted to acquire the property of her two sons - Rohit and Siddharth. She had said, 'Apoorva and her family wanted to usurp the property of my sons- Rohit and Siddharth because the property was close to the Supreme Court where Apoorva has her practice.' On April 16, a servant found Rohit unconscious in his room with a nosebleed. He was rushed to Max Hospital but was declared brought dead. Rohit had fought a six-year legal battle to prove that he was the son of ND Tiwari, senior Congress leader and former UP Chief Minister.