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Yogi meets killed Apple executive's family, assures them of full support

Last updated on: October 01, 2018 22:44 IST

Family members of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, who was allegedly shot dead by a police constable, on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and demanded strict action against the guilty.

The deceased's wife would be given a job with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, the chief minister's office said even as the state government said all possible help would be extended to the victim's family.

Meanwhile, based on a complaint lodged by Kalpana Tiwari, wife of the deceased, another FIR was registered in the case Sunday night, officials said.

 

After the family's meeting with Adityanath, Kalpana Tiwari said she was satisfied with the action being taken.

"I have said earlier that I have faith in the state government. This faith has been strengthened after meeting the chief minister. I have lost the capacity to take a stand after the unfortunate incident, which should not have happened. It has shaken me. After meeting the chief minister, I have gained confidence that I will be able to fulfil the responsibilities my husband has left me," she said.

The executive was shot dead on September 29 allegedly by policemen after he refused to stop his car. The incident led to widespread outrage.

"All my demands have been met. I wanted strict action against the guilty, a job, accommodation, expenses for the education of my daughters, and my mother-in-law. The chief minister acceded to all my demands," the victim's wife told reporters.

Earlier, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma reached Vivek Tiwari's home here Monday morning and took along with him the deceased's wife, brother-in-law and two daughters to the 5, Kalidas Marg, residence of Adityanath for a meeting.

The chief minister assured family of all the possible help and also consoled the victim's daughters, 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 relief amount of Rs 25 lakh, two fixed deposits (FDs) of Rs 5 lakh each in the name of two daughters of the victim and a Rs 5 lakh FD for mother-in-law has been approved by the chief minister," the deputy chief minister told PTI.

"I was in touch with the family members, who are known to us, and met them Sunday after arriving in Lucknow. The family members had been in the BJP too in the past and they did not want politics over the matter," Sharma said.

The family wanted strict action, which has already been taken as the two accused persons were arrested and dismissed from service, he said.

Kalpana Tiwari will be given a job in the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, an official statement issued by the chief minister's office said.

Bahujan Samaj Party national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met the family members of the deceased on Monday.

On Sunday, deputy CM had also met the family at their residence.

Two constables -- Prashant Chowdhury and Sandeep Kumar -- were arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by Tiwari's colleague Sana Khan, who was travelling with him at the time of the incident. The two accused were also dismissed from service, officials said.

"An FIR was registered (for committing murder) on the basis of a complaint made by Kalpana Tiwari (wife of the executive) against both the erring constables," Inspector General Lucknow range Sujeet Pandey said, adding that an investigation by the SIT was also underway.

Vivek Tiwari's body was cremated on Sunday at Bhaisakund in the presence of state minister Brijesh Pathak, local MLA Ashutosh Tondon and others.

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