Drug-addict husband avenges wife for refusing to give money
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 19:10
New Delhi: His addiction to drugs and alcohol made his wife take control of the finance of the house but for this, she had to pay with her life as he took advantage of the noisy celebrations after India's World Cup win to murder her.

Seventeen years into marriage, Parvesh Tyagi (38) nursed a grudge against his wife Nisha (35) and allegedly murdered her at their Keshavpur residence in west Delhi on the night of April two. Tyagi was arrested from Chander Vihar yesterday.

"He is a school drop-out and fell in bad company of drunkards and drug-addicts. He belongs to a family which has a well-flourishing transport business and money was never a problem in his life.

"When his wife took control of the economic affairs of the family and he was prevented from taking drugs, he developed a grudge against her. He had no control over money matters and as such he used to beg and quarrel for money," V Renganathan, Additional Commissioner of Police (West), said.

Tyagi used to allegedly threaten her that he will kill her and he had even attempted to kill her in the past. "He chose the noisy night of April two after the World Cup Cricket final to ensure that nobody heard her cries and stabbed his wife to death with a pick-axe," he said.

It was her children who found her dead with stab injuries in her room on April three. "They had gone inside to check as she did not wake up till 11 am. She had 20 stab injuries.

"We reached the spot to find Nisha lying in her bedroom with stab injuries all over her chest and stomach. Tyagi was absconding ever since the incident," he said.

During investigations, Renganathan said, it came to light that Tyagi was last seen at about 2 am on April three by the inmates while leaving there. It was found that Tyagi was a drunkard, a drug-addict and an idle man who did not earn anything and used to beat the victim often for money.

"Parvesh was in the habit of picking-up quarrels with the victim on one pretext or the other. He used to be pacified only after he was offered some money which he wasted on liquor and drugs," Renganathan said. Tyagi was apprehended while he was roaming around Chander Vihar to meet his associates.

He told police that after the murder his wife, he took four gold bracelets and a gold chain from her body. "He did not have a single penny and was completely dependant on the victim who had full financial control over the family business earnings which was hurting him emotionally," he said.

He was also resisted from taking drugs and restricted money was given to him despite availability of the same in abundance and he had to beg and struggle for money.

"He wanted to get rid of his wife's control over money so that he could enjoy. It was getting beyond his tolerance to continue to live without any authority in the house. Gradually, he developed a grudge against her. This was the motive behind the murder," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 19:10

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