Journalist Pooja Tiwari death: Arrested cop suspended
Amit was present at the fifth-floor flat from where Pooja allegedly committed suicide.delhi Updated: May 07, 2016 23:01 IST
Haryana Police inspector Amit Vaishisht, who was arrested in connection with the mysterious death of web portal journalist Pooja Tiwari, was suspended on Saturday. Amit was present at the fifth-floor flat from where Pooja allegedly committed suicide.
The police on Saturday recorded the statement of Pooja’s friend Amreen Khan, who too was present inside the flat at the time of the incident.
“Inspector Amit was placed under suspension on Saturday,” said DCP (NIT) PC Panwar, adding, ”We have recovered the laptop and two cell phones of the journalist and the cell phone of the suspended inspector.”
“The laptop and the three cell phones are being sent for forensic examination,” officers investigating the case said. Amit is in police custody till May 10.
Amreen Khan, a resident of Indore, had come to Faridabad a few days ago and was staying with Pooja in flat number 509 of Sadbhawna Apartments in Sector 46.
Amreen, Amit and Pooja were in the flat at the time of the incident. Amreen left for Indore after the incident before registering her statement with the police.
Faridabad police called her again for questioning. “She reached here on Saturday morning to register her statement again,” a police officer said, adding, “She reiterated her statement that Amit and Pooja entered into heated argument as both were drunk when the incident took place”.
“Amit is being questioned,” Panwar said and did not divulge details. “Once interrogation is complete, we will be in a position to comment,” he said. ACP Gajinder Singh is investigating the case and Panwar monitoring it.
The police are investigating the authenticity of an audio that surfaced on the day of her death. The purported conversation between the inspector and Pooja suggests some kind of tension between the duo.