For Shyamsundar and Chand Sachdeva, the CBSE Class 12 results declared on Saturday was another grim reminder of their son Aditya Sachdeva, who was allegedly shot dead by a legislator’s son in a road rage incident a few weeks ago.
Aditya had appeared for the examination. But now that he was gone, no one in the family had looked up his result. There was eerie silence in their house in Swarajpuri as his father shut himself in the bedroom. His mother was lying on a sofa.
Aditya’s brother Akash, who was at his shop, checked the results at the behest of reporters.
“Oh my God, he has secured 69.6 % marks. That’s very good. But who’s there to see his result now,” Akash exclaimed, as he broke into sobs.
Relatives who had gathered at Aditya’s house spoke of how he had wanted to pursue higher education in business management and set up a luxury hotel in Bodh Gaya. “He had been preparing for going to a B-school,” said a relative.
Nazareth, the school he went to was closed on Saturday on account of Buddha Purnima.
On May 7, Rocky Yadav, son of now suspended JD (U) member of legislative council Manorama Devi and ‘businessman’ Bindi Yadav, allegedly shot dead Aditya for overtaking him.