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Posted at: Apr 20, 2019, 7:05 AM; last updated: Apr 20, 2019, 11:18 AM (IST)

Tiwari’s son was strangled, says autopsy report

Tiwari’s son was strangled, says autopsy report
Rohit Shekhar

New Delhi, April 19

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari, died of “asphyxia” as he was strangulated and smothered, according to the autopsy report.

Following the postmortem at AIIMS here, the police have registered a case of murder and transferred it to the Crime Branch for investigation, a senior officer said. The autopsy was conducted by a medical board comprising five senior doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

“The medical board unanimously concluded that the cause of death in this case is asphyxia as a result of strangulation and smothering. It is a sudden unnatural death, placed in the category of homicide,” said Dr Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS’ forensic department.

The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch and it has started investigating the matter, the officer said. Rohit Tiwari died on Tuesday. He was brought dead to private hospital in Saket.

DCP (South) Vijay Kumar had said Rohit, a resident of Defence Colony, was brought to the hospital around 5pm in an ambulance and doctors declared him dead. His mother Ujjwala Tiwari, who was admitted to the same hospital, received a call from her house about her son being “unwell and bleeding from the nose”, he said.

“The hospital received an emergency call from Rohit’s residence at 4.41 pm this (Teusday) afternoon. An ambulance brought Tiwari to hospital, where he was declared brought dead at the emergency department,” the hospital had said in a statement. Narayan Dutt Tiwari died at the age of 93 on October 18, his birthday, last year. He, too, was undergoing treatment for age-related complications at the Saket hospital.

The Congress veteran, who had served in various positions at the Centre, was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. — PTI

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