EIGHT DAYS after the alleged suicide of Tanishq Bhasin, an SD College-32 student, who was found dead in his Corolla car with bullet injuries, his mother Sweeti Bhasin stated that the written messages found in his notebook — “Wake me at 7.30 am sharp” and “Let my vest dry here” — were written for her.
She also raised the issue of the missing amount of money — Rs 99,000 — which was with her son a few days before his mysterious death. Talking to Chandigarh Newsline at her house in Sector 4, Sweeti said, “Tanishq usually wrote these messages for me and pasted the messages on my door after finishing his late-night studies. It was his routine practice. Following his messages, I used to wake him up early in the morning. Recently, he developed a skin problem and was advised to wear dry vests. The messages found in his notebook are not strange to me and these are not unusual. These handwritten notes cannot be linked to Blue Whale Game.
Sweeti, who at the time of her son’s death was in Singapore along with her elder daughter, said, “We are also concerned about Rs 99,000, which was with my son a few days before his death, but now the cash is missing. In his wallet, police had found merely Rs 2,300.”
The victim’s mother had returned from Singapore on November 11. She said, “Tanishq had taken Rs 50,000 from his father to enrol himself in a coaching institute for civil services. He had withdrawn Rs 18,000 from ATM in the morning on the day of suicide. He had collected a rent of Rs 31,000 from the tenants, who are residing in our house in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on November 2. All this money was with my son but now it is missing. We checked with the management of two coaching institutes and they said Tanishq did not deposit the money. He also did not hand over the rent to any of the family members.”
The family has also raised doubt on the activities and behaviour of Tanishq’s two friends, including a resident of Mohali, Shubham Sekhon, who were questioned by the Panchkula police at length along with other common friends of Tanishq.
Tanishq, a resident of Sector 4, was found dead with a bullet injury in his temple and a .32bore German-made revolver was found in his hand. Later, it was revealed that the weapon belonged to an NRI, Harmeet Singh, and it was stolen from Khamanon police station of Fatehgarh Sahib district in Punjab in September 2016.