Seven months before he was strangulated to death, a video clip recorded by Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of late veteran politician of Congress, ND Tiwari, turned out be one of the crucial pieces of evidence for the Delhi Police in its bid to nail the prime accused – Shekhar’s wife Apoorva Shukla.
In a video message shot on his phone in September last year, hours after his bypass surgery at a Delhi hospital, Rohit Shekhar claimed his wife might kill him.
“She has threatened to destroy me and take away everything. My wife, Apoorva Shukla, is blackmailing me and mentally torturing me to grab my properties. This may be considered a dying declaration if anything happens to me in the near future,” Rohit Shekhar was quoted as saying in the clip.
Police say Rohit Shekhar recorded the video after following a spat with his wife at the hospital on September 17. “I will see you,” Apoorva Shukla had apparently threatened Rohit Tiwari as she hurled abuses at her sick husband, sources have told the daily.
Police reportedly seized another video in which Apoorva apologises for her misbehaviour. This video is dated September 18.
Apoorva, 35, was on Thursday charged with killing her husband Rohit Tiwari after the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against her at the Saket court.