Apoorva, the wife of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, who was found dead on 16 April under mysterious circumstances is being questioned by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.
The questioning is taking place at Rohit’s residence in Defence Colony in south Delhi. Women security guards are also present inside the house.
On Friday, the Delhi Police had registered a murder case in connection with the death of Rohit, who was the son of late Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari. The case was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Rohit was declared brought dead to the Max Hospital in Saket on April 16.
The case of murder against unknown persons was registered after a post mortem examination report suggested that Rohit’s death occurred due to unnatural causes. According to the medical report, he was smothered to death.
The testimony of his servants and visuals from the CCTV footage revealed that Rohit came to his house on April 15 in an inebriated condition. He slept till the evening of the following day as no one tried to wake him up, police said.
Rohit was found dead with blood oozing out of his nose at 4 pm on Tuesday evening following which he was taken to the hospital.
The case was transferred to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Friday. The Forensic and Crime Branch teams had searched his house in Defence Colony to ascertain the cause of his death.
Shortly after Rohit’s death, his mother Ujjala Tiwari had told media persons: “His death is natural. I have no suspicion but I will reveal later what circumstances led to his death.”
Rohit had fought and won a long court battle with his late father to prove that he was his biological son.