Vivek Tiwari’s wife Kalpana reached Lucknow’s 5, Kalidas Marg to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday morning. She was also accompanied by her brother Vishnu Shukla and daughters at the chief minister's residence. On Sunday, Kalpana had said that she wanted to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after her husband, an Apple executive, was killed by the police on Friday. She had also expressed anguish over her children's safety.
The chief minister assured family of all the possible help and also met the two daughters and consoled the family promising strict action against the guilty. "The family is satisfied with the action taken. We will be giving all possible help to the victim's family including a job to Kalpana as per her educational qualifications," a source in the chief minister's office said.
After meeting Yogi Adityanath, Tiwari's wife said, "I had earlier also said that I have faith in our state government and today that faith has further strengthened. I have lost capacity to take a stand after the unfortunate incident, which should not have happened. It has shaken me. After meeting the CM, I have gained confidence that I will be able to fulfil the responsibilities my husband left on me." "All my demands have been met. I wanted strict action against the guilty, a job, accommodation, expenses for education of my daughters and my mother-in-law. The CM acceded to all my demands," she said.
#WATCH: Kalpana Tiwari, wife of Vivek Tiwari who was shot dead by a police constable in Gomti Nagar area on 29 September, says after meeting CM Yogi Adityanath, "I had earlier also said that I have faith in our state government and today that faith has further strengthened" pic.twitter.com/EkloDLhfIE— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 1, 2018
Vivek Tiwari was shot dead late on Friday night in Lucknow’s upscale Gomti Nagar neighbourhood. Interacting with media persons hours after the incident, the DGP said the constables who were on a bike intercepted Tiwari’s car for checking, but he did not stop and tried to ram the car into their bike. Constable Prashant Chaudhary claimed he had fired in self-defence. However, Sana Khan, who was accompanying Tiwari, maintained that that they hadn’t realised that the policemen wanted them to stop, and their vehicle had hit the motorcycle while trying to pass them. The two constables were arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by Khan.
Tiwari was hit on the neck when constable Prashant Chaudhary fired at the car’s windshield. The vehicle ended up ramming into the pillar of a bridge nearby. Though Tiwari was rushed to the Lohia Hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries.
According to the post-mortem examination report, there was a firearm injury from a bullet on the left side of the chin and viscera. The police have set up a special investigation team (SIT). Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take effective action in the case. The chief minister has said if needed a CBI investigation will be taken up.