He was all set to leave on a student’s exchange programme to Switzerland on Wednesday.
But, on Tuesday morning, Anand Tiwari (26) was found dead — his head split open by a stone — at Sanjay Van in the Qutub Institutional area in South Delhi.
Police suspect Tiwari’s death was the result of a love affair gone wrong.
Tiwari was a management student, completing his final semester at Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM). He had been living in the city for the last one year.
Police said Tiwari knew the assailants, thus ruling out a robbery angle to the crime.
“His cellphone, wallet and motorcycle were recovered from the spot,” said a senior police officer, who is not authorised to talk to the media.
“We also found packets of snacks (namkeen) and liquor bottles, which strongly indicate the assailants called him on the pretext of a party and killed him after making him consume poison.”
The bloodstained stone used in the crime was also found at the spot.
Tiwari was living with classmate Vijay Garg at a rented LIG (lower income group) apartment in Janata Flats, Katwaria Sarai.
His father Rajender Tiwari is a businessman in Kolkata.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H.G.S. Dhaliwal said, “We are looking into the case from all possible angles and are confident of cracking the case soon.”
On Tuesday, one Ankur Singh, a morning walker, found Tiwari’s body around 5.50 a.m. The place is a few meters away from the Hauz Khas police station.
The police was informed and his body was taken to AIIMS Trauma Center for post-mortem. A case has been registered at Hauz Khas police station. According to his cousin Preeti, who lives in the Capital, Tiwari was having an affair with his classmate for the last three months.
“I told him time and again to stay away from her. But my brother did not listen to me. I believe the girl’s Ghaziabad-based ex-boyfriend is involved in my brother’s death,” she said.
Tiwari also called her on Monday night as his passport and other important documents were with her.