Ever since news of the unprovoked murder of Apple Store manager Vivek Tiwari by two cops last Friday broke, Uttar Pradesh police has been under heavy fire over the incident. On Sunday, the deceased’s wife Kalpana Tiwari filed a second FIR (First Information Report) in the case.
According to a News18 report, Kalpana Tiwari claimed in her FIR that police officials who arrived at the spot after the incident didn’t allow Vivek Tiwari’s colleague Sana Khan from making/receiving any calls. It’s worth mentioning that Khan was with the victim in the latter’s SUV when it was intercepted by two UP police constables at around 01:30 AM. Of the two – Prashant Chaudhary and Sandeep Kumar – the former is accused of killing Tiwari by shooting at him through the windshield of the Apple Store manager’s vehicle, which caused it to ram into a pillar.
Kalpana Tiwari has also accused Uttar Pradesh cops of forcing Khan, the only eyewitness of the incident, to sign on a blank paper, as per a report by The Indian Express.
Uttar Pradesh Justice Minister Brijesh Pathak, while speaking to PTI, also accused police of “hushing up” the incident.
“The lone eyewitness was kept in police custody for nearly 17 hours and her signature was taken on a plain piece of paper. The FIR was not registered the way it should have been. There is no consistency between the statement of Sana (who was accompanying the victim) and the FIR. And efforts were made to hush up the case,” Pathak was quoted in a report as saying.