Apoorva Shukla Tiwari wife of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with the murder case. As she was the main suspect in the case. Apoorva Shukla had been questioned for three days after Rohit’s murder.
Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Ranjan said that “We have arrested Apoorva with the help of scientific evidence and Forensic Science Laboratory report. She agreed that she has murdered her husband Rohit and said their marriage was unhappy. She said her hopes and dreams were all shattered.”
On that 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,” he added.
“She later destroyed the evidence. All this happened within one-and-half hours,” said the officer, adding that she initially tried to mislead the Crime Branch team.
“As of now, from the fact and circumstances, it seems the killing was not preplanned. The background was there that they had a turbulent marriage and Rohit Shekhar and his family were thinking of divorce. After interrogation, it was found that Apoorva Shukla Tiwari and Rohit had a turbulent marriage. All her hopes with the marriage were slashed,” Mr Ranjan said.
Rohit Shekar Tiwari had fought a six-year-long battle in court to prove that he was the son of ND Tiwari, a veteran Congress leader who was former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Later ND Tiwari accepted that Rohit was his biological son after the DNA tests were done under court’s intervention.