IPS of­fi­cer’s brother shot fa­ther: Cops

The Indian Express - - THE CITY - EX­PRESS NEWS SER­VICE

ON THURS­DAY morn­ing, the fam­ily of IPS of­fi­cer San­jeev Tyagi were at their house when they sud­denly heard a gun­shot. They rushed to the room of his 65-year-old fa­ther, Ish­war Tyagi, who was found ly­ing in a pool of blood with a bul­let in­jury on his head. He was rushed to a pri­vate hospi­tal in Ghazi­abad, where doc­tors de­clared him “brought dead”, po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent took place around 6.45 am in Sec­tor 2 of Raj Na­gar area, Ghazi­abad. Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers ini­tially main­tained that the death took place un­der mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances. By evening, the fam­ily ap­proached the po­lice with a com­plaint, nam­ing San­jeev’s brother Arun as the ac­cused.

“An FIR un­der IPC sec­tion 302 (mur­der) has been regis­tered at Kavi Na­gar po­lice sta­tion nam­ing the vic­tim’s youngest son. The com­plaint was filed by the de­ceased’s nephew Amit Tyagi,” said Akash To­mar, SP City, Ghazi­abad. Po­lice added that the vic­tim’s wife, who was in the house, had cor­rob­o­rated the in­volve­ment of their youngest son.

While Tyagi’s fam­ily re­mained tight-lipped about the turn of events lead­ing to the in­ci­dent, po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that Arun was un­der­go­ing treat­ment for schizophre­nia.

“Arun is un­der­go­ing treat­ment at VIMHANS Hospi­tal, Delhi. Three teams have been formed to nab the ac­cused. All an­gles are be­ing ex­plored. The ac­cused was at the res­i­dence last night. We will find out other de­tails once the ac­cused is nabbed. The fam­ily is deny­ing any other mo­tive,” To­mar said.

A 2010 batch IPS of­fi­cer, Tyagi is posted as an SP of the Co­op­er­a­tive Cell in Luc­know. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Tyagi’s fa­therownedal­i­cenced­weapon, but which weapon was used in the case is yet to be as­cer­tained. “Post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion has been con­ducted, but the re­port is awaited,” To­mar said.

Amit Mehra

IPS of­fi­cer San­jeev Tyagi on Thurs­day.

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