TWO ACCUSED in the sensational murder of schoolboy Vishal Soni, who were arrested late Friday night, were presented in court and sent to jail on Saturday.
Main accused Priyank Tiwari (17), a student of Class 12 in Sad Charitra Vidyapeeth, committed the act with the help of another student of Class 10 Vikas Game. The victim was also a Class 10 student in the same school.
A repentant Priyank said that it was never his intention to take Vishal’s life. All he wanted was to somehow keep Vishal away from his sister.
Priyank said that the act was compulsive and committed on the spur of the moment. He had had heated altercations before with Vishal over his sister and both wanted to settle scores. Priyank had, therefore, solicited the help of his friend who studied in the same class as Vishal for getting him over to the nearby Government Gol School after he emerged from the annual function preparations.
Game brought Soni to the decided spot where Priyank was lying in wait. Priyank tried to convince Vishal to part ways with his sister. Irritated by the refusal of Vishal to mend ways, Priyank took out a concealed knife borrowed from another friend and tried to threaten Vishal. In the process he struck Vishal who was being held by Game. The two ran off after Vishal fell bleeding profusely in the verandah of the school.
Vishal’s brother had tipped off the police about Priyank being the prospective murderer. However, none from the government school was ready to speak out and the police found it difficult to proceed in the investigation for the lack of eyewitness. But then, poor children from the colony who were playing on the school ground at the time of the incident came to their help.
The children positively identified Priyank as the culprit. Priyank had run away after the incident but was arrested. Later, his accomplice Game was also arrested. Both accused booked for homicide were presented in court from where they have been sent to jail.