Vishal Arora would have been alive,had he not decided to return home to look for his sister. Neighbours say he was playing cricket outside the house when his mother called and said she could not get through to Shivani who was alone at their residence.
A day after the 19-year-old youth and his 23-year-old sister were found murdered at their residence in Ranjit Nagar,Central Delhi,their parents and relatives could be seen waiting silent,shell-shocked for their bodies at the mortuary. There were last rites to be completed,cremations to be done. Police officers,meanwhile,went about their investigations,preventing anybody from entering the house.
Outside the house stood a brand new white i10 car. A gift to Vishal from his family on his 19th birthday,which was celebrated about a week ago.
Rakesh Vohra,an eyewitness to the incident,told Newsline that a few minutes before the murder (around 8.30 pm),he came out to his balcony and saw Shivani sitting in her room. I can see the bedroom of their house from my balcony. I saw Shivani sitting and talking to somebody. As soon as I finished smoking my cigarette and came into my room again,I heard her mother shouting. I rushed to their house only to see Vishal lying in a pool of blood.
His mother was crouching next to his body, he said,She asked me to check where Shivani is,and when I went to the other room,I saw her lying murdered too.
Vohra and other neighbours took the two to a local hospital,where they were declared dead on arrival.
When questioned,neighbours and friends said they had never heard of any quarrel between the two brothers.
While Vishal was a Class XI student at Bal Bharti Public School,Shivani was perusing her BA degree through correspondence. Besides that,she was also working as a trainee at a private Air Hostess Academy. Rajni was looking for a suitable groom for her daughter. She also asked my wife to look for somebody. And now,she has lost both her children in a matter of minutes, Sanjay,a neighbour,said.