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Ishwar Tyagi murder: We were suspicious of him the night before, says brother of suspect

The 65-yr-old was allegedly shot dead by his son, who suffers from schizophrenia. His other son said the family was suspicious of him the night before the murder

noida Updated: Jun 09, 2017 23:18 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times/Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad,Ishwar Tyagi,Sanjeev Tyagi
On Friday, there were speculations that the accused has been arrested, but police denied the reports.(Sakib Ali/HT File)

The family of Ishwar Tyagi, father of IPS officer Sanjeev Tyagi, who was allegedly shot dead by his schizophrenic son Anuj alias Dabbu said that Dabbu’s activities were suspicious on the night before the murder.

His eldest brother Praveen Tyagi said his mother had noted Dabbu acting suspiciously on the night before the murder and alerted her husband. She told him that Dabbu was not in a proper frame of mind and he should keep an eye out on his movements.

“However, my father told her to lock her room from inside before sleeping. He and Dabbu slept in the same room, and Dabbu shot him dead and escaped early next morning. He had also told my sisters and his friends that he wanted to get rid of me,” said Praveen.

Once when he was in Mumbai, he suspected that his friends had poisoned his meal. But that was not the case. In fact, it was his schizophrenia that made him believe this. He thinks that I tried to get him poisoned,” said Praveen, who is based in Mumbai.

Read more: Father of IPS officer Sanjeev Tyagi found dead in Ghaziabad home

He said that he and his mother were also under threat from Dabbu, who is still absconding.

He added that Dabbu had opened a contractor’s firm with three partners a few years ago, but when he beat up his partners over finances, Praveen had intervened. He had also helped Dabbu set his financial affairs in order, he said.

“I don’t know what happened to his company later. His schizophrenia too increased. My father also rebuked his friend Johnny around three months ago and had asked him not to meet Dabbu. Johnny and his brother Rahul helped Dabbu get a weapon despite knowing that he was suffering from schizophrenia,” Praveen said.

However, the actual motive behind the murder of the 65-year-old Tyagi is yet to be revealed as the police are yet to lay their hands on the absconding Dabbu. On Friday, there were speculations that he had been arrested, but the senior superintendent of police HN Singh denied the reports.

First Published: Jun 09, 2017 23:18 IST