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Rohit Shekhar Tiwari death case: Apoorva Shukla, his wife, arrested on murder charges

The Delhi Police on Sunday took into custody Apoorva and two house helps for interrogation. ​Shekhar's wife Apoorva, servant Golu and driver Akhilesh were the main suspects in the case.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 24, 2019 14:02 IST
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Police on Wednesday arrested Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's wife on charges of his murder. The crime branch, probing the death of ND Tiwari’s son, said it had found concrete evidences against her.

The Delhi Police on Sunday took into custody Apoorva and two house helps for interrogation. ​Shekhar's wife Apoorva, servant Golu and driver Akhilesh were the main suspects in the case.

 
Sources said police were looking at Apoorva as the prime suspect in the murder case. 

The crime branch arrested Apoorva from Shekhar's residence in South Delhi, an officer said.

Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Ranjan told IANS, "We have arrested Apoorva with the help of scientific evidence and FSL report. She confessed that she has murdered her husband and cited unhappy marriage as the reason."

"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," said the officer, adding that she initially tried to mislead the crime branch team.
 
The Delhi Police had registered a case of murder into the death of Rohit Shekhar, hours after his autopsy report stated that he died of asphyxia due to strangulation. The case was transferred to the crime branch for investigation.
 
The crime branch had questioned Apoorva for over eight hours on Saturday at Rohit Shekhar's residence in South Delhi's Defence Colony area.
 
Refuting rumours that Rohit and Apoorva met in the Supreme Court complex, Shekhar's mother Ujjawla said that they both had met in Lucknow through a matrimonial website in 2017. 
 
They were seeing each other for a year and later took a break in between. Rohit Shekhar maintained distance from her and said he did not want to marry her, she said.
 
They were not in touch from January to March, 2018. But on April 2 they came to me and expressed their wish to get married, Ujjwala said.
 
They also discussed mutual divorce several times and later decided to end their marriage in June, she added.
 
Ujjwala said Apoorva was also against giving a share of property to son of Rajiv Kumar, a relative and aide of Tiwari.
 
Apoorva always had issues with Rajiv and his wife, Ujjawla said, adding that reports of Rohit Shekhar having affair with Rajiv's wife is "baseless and false". 
 
"My elder son Siddharth expressed his wish to give a share to Rajiv's son Kartik Raj but Apoorva was disappointed and expressed her displeasure over this," she said. 
 
Rohit died on April 16 under mysterious circumstances.

(With inputs from agencies)

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