The Delhi Police on Friday registered a case of murder in the mystery death of Rohit Shekhar, son of former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari. 40-year-old Tiwari’s dead body was brought to Delhi’s Saket hospital earlier this week.
The Delhi Police has said that the post-mortem report revealed it to be a case of unnatural death, adding that he may have been smothered with a pillow. The possible murder angle came during the search operation at Rohit’s Defence Colony house by Forensic and Crime Branch teams.
The Delhi Police on Friday transferred the case to the Crime Branch, which has now formally registered a case of murder under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Rohit Tiwari reportedly suffered a nose bleed, which his servants reported to his mother, Ujjwala Tiwari, who herself was reportedly admitted at the Max Hospital in Saket. She had, however, later told reporters that her son’s death was natural, but added that she will reveal later what circumstances led to his death.
A short statement by Max Hospital had said, “Max Hospital received an emergency call from the residence of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari at 4:41 pm this afternoon. An ambulance brought Tiwari to Max Hospital, Saket, where he was declared brought dead at the emergency department.
In Junuary 2017, when ND Tiwari was alive, Rohit had joined the BJP with his father with whom he had fought a prolonged battle over claims that he was ND Tiwari’s son. Later Tiwari had accepted that Rohit was his biological son.