Rohit Shekhar Tiwari (File Photo/ANI)
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari (File Photo/ANI)

Slain Rohit Tiwari's family likely to join investigation on Saturday: Sources

ANI | Updated: Apr 19, 2019 22:24 IST

New Delhi (India) Apr 19 (ANI): The family of slain Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Congress leader ND Tiwari, is likely to join investigation in the case on Saturday, sources in the Crime Branch said on Friday.
“The family of the deceased has gone to Haridwar and is expected to arrive in Delhi tomorrow, they are likely to join the investigation then. When he was found in this condition, his brother, wife and servants were present in the residence and his mother had gone to the hospital for a check-up,” sources in Delhi Police Crime Branch told ANI.
A case of murder (section 302 of Indian Penal Code) was registered on Thursday after the post mortem reports revealed that Rohit died an “unnatural death” due to “strangulation and smothering”.
After the revelations of the post-mortem report, the case was transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch.
A team of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) today reached the Defence Colony residence of Rohit and recreated the crime scene and collected evidence in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the death of veteran Congress leader’s son.
Sources revealed that Rohit's main servant Bhupendra alias Bholu, who is said to be a close aide of the deceased, was quizzed several times by the investigators. “Till now statement of three servants have been recorded,” said sources.
Testimonies of Tiwari’s servants and the CCTV footage in the case revealed that Rohit came to his house on April 15 in an inebriated condition and straight away went to his room and slept. “There were 7 CCTV cameras in the house of which two were not in working condition,” sources said.
Rohit slept during the night of April 15 and was found mysteriously dead at 4 p.m. next day, but it is shocking to note that no one went to wake him up between the said time span.
Rohit had fought a long battle in court to prove that he was the son of the stalwart Congress leader ND Tiwari. The former Chief Minister had refused to give his blood sample for a DNA test in 2012, but the same was proven two years later. (ANI)