New Delhi: The Crime Branch of Delhi police has arrested Apoorva Shukla, the wife of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, in connection with his unnatural death last week.
Senior police officer Rajiv Ranjan on April 24 told the media that Apoorva was arrested based on scientific evidence and forensic report. He also said that Apoorva has confessed to the crime and cited marital discord as the motive.
“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,” the police officer said.
Rohit Shekhar, 40, was declared ‘brought dead’ by Max Hospital in south Delhi on April 16. Initially it was thought as cardiac arrest as reason for his death, but the autopsy report showed that he died due to smothering. It was speculated that a pillow was used in the act.
Apporva and two domestic helps were detained and questioned by the police for over eight hours on April 21. Rohit Shekhar’s mother Ujwala Tiwari had hinted at marital discord and alleged that Apporva and her family wanted to grab the property of her son.
The statement by domestic help Bholu Mandal that he saw blood oozing out of Rohit’s nose when he spotted him proved crucial in the arrest of Apporva Shukla.