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Brother of UP IPS arrested for murdering their father

The Ghaziabad crime branch on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly shot dead his father in his sleep at their house in the upscale Raj Nagar neighbourhood last month.

noida Updated: Jun 11, 2017 00:00 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Anuj Tyagi in police custody.
Anuj Tyagi in police custody.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad crime branch on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly shot dead his father in his sleep at their house in the upscale Raj Nagar neighbourhood last month.

The accused, Anuj Tyagi, who allegedly suffers from schizophrenia, is one of five brothers, including UP cadre IPS Sanjeev Tyagi.

Anuj nicknamed Dabbu was arrested by the crime branch who trailed him for a month after he allegedly murdered his father, Ishwar Tyagi, 65, during the wee hours on May 11.

Anuj travelled over a dozen cities with just Rs 12,000 in his pocket after leaving his Fortuner car and weapons in the bushes near Noida Sector 63 .

“I was not given fair treatment at home and the family members, including my brother, beat me up. The family did not provide me proper education and I did not progress in life. Fed up with the ill-treatment, I decided to kill Ishwar Tyagi and bought weapons from my friends Rahul and Johnny (both brothers). I had told them I need weapons for the murder,” Anuj told police.

“They called up a ‘tantric’ to improve my mental health but I was furious. They are not my brothers and the deceased is not my father. They all conspired against me,” he said.

Crime branch officials said Anuj is suffering from acute schizophrenia, a fact admitted by his family. He had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi. But he had stopped taking medicines and his condition aggravated before he allegedly shot dead his father.

“Apart from Anuj, two other accused, Rahul and Johnny, have been booked under IPC sections of criminal conspiracy. They had knowledge that Anuj had sought a weapon and cartridges to murder his father and still they provided him arms. They are absconding,” said SC Belwal, inspector, crime branch.

After his arrest, Anuj said he studied only up to class 11 while three of his brothers did well and completed their engineering from reputed institutions such as IIT. His fourth brother is an IPS officer posted in Auraiya.

Anuj claimed his family and brothers did not give him money and property. However, his eldest brother Praveen Tyagi, who runs an IIT coaching academy in Mumbai, said he gifted him a Mercedes and their father had opened a rice mill worth Rs 50 crore for Anuj in Ghaziabad.

The crime branch recovered the Fortuner and the 19 leftover cartridges. Anuj allegedly purchased 20 cartridges from Johnny. The police also recovered the .32 caliber pistol used during the crime.