Two constables suspended after one of them allegedly opened fire at 38-year-old Vivek Tiwari; victim’s wife writes to CM seeking fair probe.
Lucknow: A 38-year-old Apple Store manager was allegedly shot dead by a police constable on patrol duty following an altercation in the upscale Gomti Nagar area early Saturday morning, police said.
The victim, Vivek Tiwari, was reportedly sitting in his car with a woman colleague when two UP police constables who were on patrol duty asked them why they were there. The two reportedly had an altercation and Vivek started the car to leave. The police constables reportedly tried to stop them but he did not listen to them.
Constable Prashant Chaudhary alleged that Vivek tried to run over the policemen and he fired in self defence.
Vivek’s wife has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, demanding a fair inquiry into the incident.
UP director general of police O.P. Singh has suspended the two policemen and a case of murder has been registered in the matter. A magisterial inquiry has also been ordered.
The woman alleged that the constables asked Vivek Tiwari to slow down his car. When he did not, as the area was deserted, the constables started chasing. She alleged that in the chase, the car hit the bike, following which the one of the constable opened fire.
She further alleged that the policemen fled the scene after opening fire. She said no one was ready to take Vivek to the hospital and she had to ask for a phone from a truck driver and called an ambulance.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said a CBI inquiry will be recommended if needed. He said this was not an encounter. The guilty will not be spared and if needed a CBI inquiry will be held, he told reporters in Gorakhpur.
(With inputs from PTI)