Apoorva Shukla is a Supreme Court Advocate. She came in the spotlight when it was revealed that she had murdered her own husband by strangulating and smothering him to death. She was the President of the Youth Wing of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).
Apoorva Shukla is from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. She did her schooling from SICA Senior Secondary School, Indore and college from Indore as well. She had met her husband, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, in Lucknow through a matrimonial website in 2017, and they started dating and stayed in a live-in relationship for a year. They parted ways in January 2018; with Rohit telling his mother that he did not want to get married to Apoorva at all, but eventually, they mutually decided to get married in April 2018 Hindustan Times. They got married on 11 May 2018. They had a strained marriage from the day they got married, and within a month of getting married, they often used to fight. Apoorva regularly used to go and live at her parents’ house in Indore after they had a fight. The couple was planning to file for divorce in June 2019.
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 55 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Apoorva belonged to a Brahmin family. Her father, P. K. Shukla, is a senior advocate in the Indore High Court and her brother, Santosh Shukla, is an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. Not much is know about her family. She was married to Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of former Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari.
Apoorva finished her schooling and college from Indore and started practising law at the Indore High Court in 2015. In 2016, she went to the Supreme Court of India to continue her practice.
She was involved in politics and her political inclination was towards the Indian National Congress(INC). On 22 January 2017, she was appointed as the National President of the Youth Wing of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC). India Today
She was acquainted with many senior leaders of the Congress and often used to hold meetings with them.
On 15 April 2019, while Rohit was returning to his home in New Delhi from Uttarakhand; where he had gone along with his mother, sister in law and employees to cast his vote for the General Elections. Apoorva had made a video call to Rohit earlier that evening at 5:30 PM and saw that he was drinking in the back seat of the car with his Sister-In-Law which made her furious. Upon returning, she confronted Rohit, questioning his close relations to his Sister-In-Law. Rohit assured her that there was nothing wrong going on, and quickly dismissed the argument as he was very drunk and unable to speak and walk properly; he was taking the support of the wall to walk. Apoorva got so enraged when Rohit walked away, that she pounced on him. As Rohit was very drunk, he wasn’t able to resist the attack and fell on the bed; he was also weak due to his bypass heart surgery which he had undergone a year ago.
Apoorva strangulated him with her bare hands and then held a pillow over his face; to silence his screams, and within minutes, Rohit was dead. After he died, Apoorva realized what she had done and she started pacing the room in a state of panic. She cleaned up the room and got rid of all the evidence and left the room at 2 AM. The following morning, Rohit’s employee, Golu, went into his room, assumed he was sleeping, and left. Rohit’s mother kept calling him, but every time Apoorva told her not to disturb Rohit, as was sleeping.
At 3:30 in the afternoon, Golu went into Rohit’s room to finally wake him up; but discovered that he was bleeding through his nose. He informed Rohit’s mother immediately, and she rushed to his house with an ambulance. They took him to Max Speciality Hospital in Saket, where he was declared brought dead. His body was then sent to AIIMS for postmortem. The doctors discovered that his death was caused by asphyxiation due to strangulation and smothering. A case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code was registered and the police were informed.
They took the statement of Rohit’s mother and Apoorva, and the body was cremated. The police found many irregularities in Apoorva’s statement. She was arrested on 24 April 2019 for questioning, and after changing her statement several times, she confessed to her crime.
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