Rohit Shekhar Tiwari died due to smothering: Cops

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 17:37 hrs

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand chief minister ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's death case on Friday was transferred to the Crime Branch after the autopsy report revealed that he died due to smothering.

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was brought dead to the Max Hospital in Saket in south Delhi on Tuesday (April 16) this week.

"We received an emergency call from the residence of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari at 04:41 pm this afternoon. An ambulance brought him to Max Hospital, Saket, where he was declared ''brought dead'' at the hospital emergency. As per the established procedure, we have informed the authorities. We express condolences at the passing away of Mr Tiwari," Max Hospital had said in its statement.

Rohit's mother had termed his death as natural. "His death is natural. I have no suspicion but I will reveal later what circumstances led to his death," Rohit's mother Ujjwala Tiwari had said.

Rohit fought a six-year-long court battle to prove that he was ND Tiwari's son after the former Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand CM refused to acknowledge him.

ND Tiwari had refused to give his blood sample for DNA test in 2012 but later agreed. Rohit was declared ND Tiwari's biological father by the court after which the senior Congress leader finally accepted that he was his son. The same year, ND Tiwari married Rohit's mother at the age of 88. The senior Congress leader died on his 93rd birthday last year.