Priyanka and Karan
NEW DELHI: What was initially considered a man’s death by suicide has now turned out to be a murder. The mysterious death was solved with the arrest of the man’s wife and her two boyfriends.
A probe has revealed that the woman, Priyanka, conspired to kill her husband, Krishan Tyagi (50), when she came to know that he was much older than what he had claimed before their marriage. She cooked up the story that her husband had killed himself because of depression.
The accused first strangled Tyagi with a chunni and then hanged his body from a ceiling fan to make it look like suicide. Their plot was busted when the woman started behaving in a suspicious manner during his funeral.
DCP (Rohini) PK Mishra said that Tyagi was taken to a government hospital near Budh Vihar on August 18 where he was declared dead. When his family members reached the hospital, Priyanka told them that he had fallen sick the previous night due to food poisoning, which led to his death. However, when doctors discovered ligature marks on his throat, Priyanka pretended to break down and claimed that he had killed himself and she didn’t reveal this to her in-laws out of fear.
In the meanwhile, Tyagi’s family lodged a complaint at Budh Vihar police station. An initial probe revealed that a man named Karan had been staying with Priyanka at the couple’s house in Rohini. She had introduced him as a relative, but he had gone missing since the incident.
“We found the woman’s behaviour unusual as she wasn’t showing the general conduct of a widow. When we questioned her, she broke down and confessed to making the plan of killing the man with the help of Karan and his elder brother Veeru Burma. She said she had married Tyagi after being pressured by her parents,” said Mishra.
Later, she learnt that she was more than 20 years younger than Tyagi. She then decided to kill him and usurp his property. In the meantime, her sister introduced her to Burma. The two started having an affair. After a few years, she met his brother, Karan, and fell for him. She asked Karan to live with her in Delhi and introduced him as a relative.
After getting information from Priyanka, police tracked down Karan at his village near Moradabad. A case of murder has been registered against the trio and a manhunt is on to nab Burma.