29 Sep 2018
Lucknow: Vivek Tiwari's wife demands Rs. 1cr compensation, CBI investigation
Kalpana has written to CM Yogi Adityanath demanding action into her husband's death.
On Friday night, Vivek, an employee of Apple, was shot at by officials in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
Here's all about the chilling incident.
Backstory: Police shot unarmed Vivek after he didn't 'stop vehicle'
The incident took place at around 1:30 AM on Saturday when Tiwari was driving home with his colleague, Sana.
Lucknow SP Kalanidhi Naithani said that Tiwari had been asked to stop his SUV for checking, but panicked and fled, prompting the constable to open fire.
The bullet grazed Tiwari's neck, and the injured executive rammed his car against an underpass pillar sustaining more injuries.
"Even if he didn't stop car, why did they fire?"
Kalpana said when Vivek didn't return after 2 AM, she called both his phones. No one answered.
At around 3:15 AM, a man answered saying her husband is in hospital.
"Even if I believe the police's version that he didn't stop the car, why didn't they go to RTO office, and arrest him from our home. Why did they fire bullets?" Kalpana asked.
What will I tell my daughters, asks Kalpana
#WATCH Kalpana Tiwari,wife of deceased Vivek Tiwari says,"Police had no right to shoot at my husband,demand UP CM to come heretalk to me." He was injuredlater succumbed to injuries after a police personnel shot at his car late last night,on noticing suspicious activity #Lucknow pic.twitter.com/buJyDWts5n— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 29, 2018
A former Samsung employee, 38-year-old Vivek had two daughters
The young executive graduated from Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology (KNIT), Sultanpur in 1999 and then pursued MBA from Institute of Management Studies, Meerut. He hailed from Sultanpur.
Before Apple, he was employed with Samsung in Rajasthan.
He was managing UP East Part 1 for Apple in Lucknow since 2014. 38-year-old Vivek is survived by Kalpana and two daughters.
SP says constable may have fired in self-defense
Constable Prashant Kumar and his colleague Sandeep Kumar were arrested soon. Prashant was charged with murder and an FIR has been registered.
"The constable fired in self-defense believing that some criminals were inside the car as the victim tried to flee after hitting the patrol bike," said Kalanidhi.
But ADG Police Anand Kumar wondered why wasn't the bullet fired at car's tire.
Was he a terrorist, asks Vivek's brother-in-law
"Was he a terrorist that police shot at him? We choose Yogi Adityanath as our representative, we want him to take cognizance of the incident and also demand an unbiased CBI inquiry," said Vishnu Shukla, Vivek's brother-in-law.
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It wasn't an encounter, says Yogi Adityanath, promises action
This incident has sparked widespread outrage with questions about 'policing the police' being raised. Adityanath said the incident was not an encounter. "An investigation will be conducted in this incident and if needed, we will order a CBI inquiry into the incident," he told media.