The post-mortem report of Rohit Shekhar, son of former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari, has revealed that he died an “unnatural” death, Delhi Police said on Friday. A panel of three doctors at AIIMS conducted the post-mortem. Based on the outcomings of the post-mortem report, Delhi Police registered a murder case against unknown persons and the case has now been transferred to the Crime Branch.
Police lodged an FIR under Section 302 of IPC. It had initially initiated proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC.
According to media reports, his wife, elder brother and a domestic help were inside the house while his mother was at the hospital. A team of crime branch conducted searches his house in Defence Colony to collect the evidence and establish the cause of his death.
The post-mortem report found that Shekhar died due to smothering. He was brought dead at Max hospital in Saket on Tuesday. In a statement, the hospital said that they received an emergency call at 4.41 pm and an ambulance ferried Shekhar to the hospital, who was declared brought dead.
Shekhar came to limelight when he fought and won a long-drawn paternity suit against his father ND Tiwari in Delhi High Court. A court-ordered DNA test confirmed Shekhar as Tiwari’s son. In a public appearance, Tiwari had accepted Shekhar as his son after denying it for years.
After the acceptance, Shekhar had said, What is important is that the Rohit Shekhar vs N D Tiwari case has set a precedent. It has told the patriarchs that you can t just get away with anything. All I want to do now is to put this behind me, wake up fresh in the morning, do my pranayam and practise my music.