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Ishwar Tyagi murder case: ‘Dabbu’ roamed around UP, Gujarat, crossed into Nepal

He has been arrested for allegedly shooting his father dead in his sleep on May 11

noida Updated: Jun 11, 2017 00:00 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
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Anuj Tyagi alias Dabbu (in grey shirt) is said to suffer from schizophrenia. He had been absconding for almost a month before he was arrested from Ghaziabad on Saturday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A month after he allegedly murdered his father, Anuj Tyagi alias Dabbu was arrested on Saturday. He is said to be suffering from schizophrenia and had allegedly shot his father Ishwar Tyagi in the head while he slept, in the early hours of May 11.

Dabbu is the fourth of five brothers, including IPS officer Sanjeev Tyagi. All of them are well-off and well educated, apart from Dabbu. He holds this as a grouse against his family and has alleged mistreatment at their hands.

While his family had claimed he had escaped with Rs5 lakh in cash and a Fortuner, Dabbu claimed on Saturday that he only had Rs12,000 with him. He also said he has travelled to around a dozen cities on the run, often ticketless in trains.

A team of the Ghaziabad crime branch had been trailing him for a month and had once even came close to nabbing him when he had come to Mehrauli in Ghaziabad to meet his friend, Johnny.

Johnny and his brother Rahul now stand accused in a case for criminal conspiracy as they allegedly helped get a pistol and 20 live cartridges for Dabbu, who allegedly bought them for his father’s murder, which he seems to have planned in advance.

“On the day of the murder, everyone was sleeping. I fired a shot to my father’s head. No one got up, but my mother sensed something and peeped from her room to take a look. She also dialled my father’s mobile number, but he was dead by then. I left the house and escaped in the Toyota Fortuner. I left the car near Noida’s Sector 63 and threw away the bag containing weapons in some bushes,” Dabbu said.

He added that he later went to Agra and thereafter to Gorakhpur, from where he went to Sonauli border near Nepal and crossed over, staying in Kathmandu for several days. He added that he returned to Gorakhpur and boarded a train to Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

“There, I also worked at a mill for a couple of days, but could not continue as the mill owner asked me for identification proof, which I did not have. I had switched off my phone as I knew the police would try to trace me. I stayed at Surat, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and Mehsana. As I was running short of money, I travelled ticketless and slept at railway stations,” he said.

Crime branch officials said that after Gujarat, Dabbu arrived in Ghaziabad where he wanted to meet Johnny but could not find him at his residence in Mehrauli.

“This was the time when he gave us the slip and fled to Jaipur and later to Udaipur. Then, he again returned to Modi Nagar and travelled ahead to Saharanpur. He also went to Haridwar and then to Alwar. After this, he returned to Delhi and again tried to meet Johnny in Ghaziabad. This was the time when we received information from informers that he was in the city,” said SC Belwal, inspector, Ghaziabad crime branch.

Despite his arrest, Dabbu remained defiant and remorseless. “I will seek revenge from four persons (his brothers) who treated me badly. I don’t have any relations with my brothers or my other family members anymore, but I will not hurt my mother as she is a woman,” he said.

Officials said Dabbu suffers from acute schizophrenia and has been talking about political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he wanted to meet the PM to tell him about alleged mistreatment by his family.

“He is basically upset that his four brothers are all well educated and have achieved a lot of success in life, this (resentment) gave way to the incident,” Belwal added.

First Published: Jun 11, 2017 00:00 IST