Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, ND Tiwari's Son, Murdered, Likely With Pillow: Says Police

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, ND Tiwari

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, ND Tiwari's Son, Murdered, Likely With Pillow: Says Police

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Congress stalwart ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of did not die a natural death and was most probably killed by being smothered with a pillow, sources in the Delhi Police have said, after a post-mortem was conducted.

The post-mortem report reveals "unnatural death". Rohit Tiwari, 40, was said to have died on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest.

The investigation has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police which has registered a case of murder. 

Crime Branch officials visited Rohit Tiwari's house today and questioned his family members. His wife Apoorva is currently not in Delhi. A forensics team too visited the house.

On Wednesday, the police had said Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was taken to Delhi's Max Hospital by his mother and was declared brought dead. A senior police official had said no external injuries were observed on his body.

Rohit's mother Ujjwala Tiwari was in Max Hospital for her treatment when she received a call from home that he was unwell and bleeding from his nose. She then took an ambulance that brought Rohit to the hospital, the police officer was quoted as telling news agency IANS.

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari had fought a six-year-long battle in court to prove that he was ND Tiwari's son.

ND Tiwari had refused to give his blood sample for a DNA test in 2012. He, however, relented later.

In 2014, the Delhi High Court declared ND Tiwari as the biological father of Rohit Shekhar, after the senior leader accepted that he was indeed his son.

The court also restrained Mr Tiwari from denying in public that Mr Shekhar was not his son.

The same year, ND Tiwari, aged 88, married Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mother.

After ND Tiwari's death on his 93rd birthday last year, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari had demanded that the government at the centre, in Uttar Pradesh and in Uttarakhand build memorials and name schemes in the memory of his father.