New Delhi: Police sources said Apoorva Shukla, who has been arrested for killing her husband Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, has reportedly confessed to the police that she murdered her husband as she suspected him of having borne a son out of wedlock and that the "love child" would become the heir to his property. Shukla made a full disclosure of her problems with Tiwari during two days in remand, Shukla confessed that Tiwari's "affair" was a major setback for her which had been "eating her up inside", the Times of India quoted police sources as saying. Previously, the accused had reportedly told the police that she believed that Rohit Tiwari, son of late Congress leader ND Tiwari, had "intimate relations" with a distant sister-in-law.
Here it is to be noted that the police disclosure report quotes Shukla as saying, "The woman (mother of the child) wanted Rohit to give a share of his property to her son and would often say 'Aapke ghar ka hi to bachcha hain'. Rohit's affection for that child only confirmed my doubts." She told the police that she hailed from Indore but would travel to Delhi frequently, and later shifted to the national capital as she started practicing in the Supreme Court as well as in the Indore district court. Shukla purportedly told the interrogators that she had "political ambitions" which played a role in her selecting Tiwari's profile from a marriage site she was registered on.
The two got married after a few months of dating, and the wedding was solemnised on May 11, 2018. However, Shukla claimed that she "realised the marriage wouldn't work" and left for her maternal house on May 29 that year. She returned in July and sent her a notice of divorce to him through her lawyer, the daily reported. They later decided to give their relationship another chance after she visited Tiwari at the Max Hospital where he was admitted for a heart condition. Despite the two trying to reconcile, she said that "living with Rohit and his family made me sick." She also accused her mother-in-law, Ujjwala Singh, to be "demanding, interfering and dominating." Shukla claimed, "I could not even change the bedroom curtain because she didn't want to." Police also said that at the same time Shukla had discovered that Rohit's father had not bequeathed any property to him, and the Defence COlony house where they resided was owned by her mother-in-law.
As per the report, the police said that Shukla was aware of what she had done. When asked about her motive to kill Tiwari, Shukla reportedly said, "I killed Rohit because he was cruel, unreasonable and did not love me. We always fought about his affair but instead of relenting, he even began boasting about it." On the intervening night of April 15 and April 16, Shukla killed her husband by strangulating him in his room and smothered him with a pillow after the two had a heated debate about his relations with the woman relative. Rohit Shekhar. Tiwari was the son of ND Tiwari, veteran Congress leader and former CM of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Rohit had fought a six-year long protracted legal battle to prove that he was ND Tiwari’s biological son.