According to a Zee News report, the family had heard a loud thud resonate from the bathroom at around 11 am in the morning. Once they forced the door open, the family found Gaurav lying unconscious on the floor, with a thin black line across his neck. He was then rushed to the hospital.
However, the doctors could not revive him. As per media reports, the cause of his death was declared to be asphyxia, a condition that arises when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness, suffocation or death, the Zee News report added.
As the police conducted its investigation, suicide too was speculated as a probable reason. According to the Hindustan Times report, Gaurav’s family maintained that he was perfectly normal and there was no reason to kill himself.
Things took a peculiar turn when Gaurav Tiwari’s wife revealed a few days ago that he had confided in her that he feared the presence of an uncontrollable negative force which was pulling him towards itself, DNA reported. His wife also said that she had not taken him seriously, thinking that it was work stress that was making him feel uneasy.
Gaurav Tiwari was amongst India’s niche lot of paranormal investigators. Known for shows such as Haunted Weekends with Sunny Leone and MTV’s Girl’s Night Out with VJ Rannvijay, Bhoot Aaya and Fear Files, Gaurav’s initiation into the paranormal world was as incidental as his death.
Gaurav Tiwari in an interview with Hindustan Times said that he had gone to the US to get trained as a commercial pilot in 2007. When he shifted into his new apartment in Florida with his friends, there were certain unexplained instances that lead him to believe that the house was haunted.
Brought up in a family of non-believers, he had tried to shake his concerns off in the beginning, he told Hindustan Times. The frequent instances though had confirmed his fears, and determined to make sense of it all, he got himself enrolled in an institute where he studied metaphysics. By the end of his education, he had conducted 80 field investigations and was a certified paranormal investigator.
According to the Hindustan Times interview, he returned to India in 2009 and founded the Indian Paranormal Society, India’s first association of ‘dedicated paranormal investigators’. The official website, which claims to ‘chase what you fear’, is strangely temporarily unavailable.