Is Priya Bakshi worth calling a sister? First of all, allegedly responsible and now on record for murdering her own brother!
-‘The most loving sisters commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force their partners in crime to destroy the person who really is her brother, a subtle but the most deadliest kind of murder and one happened in Rajouri’
‘To start with let me take you into the pages of mythology. When the God of Death Yama visited his sister, Yami (some call her Yamuna) welcomed her brother with a tilak or vermilion on his forehead and aarti! She gave him his favorite sweets. It is then that Yamraj, happy with joy seeing his sister’s love, declared that on this day every brother who gets a tilak and aarti from his sister would live a long life. That’s why we call it the Yama Dwitiya. But, the origin story of Bhai dooj is a little divided in Hindu mythology. That’s because, some say we celebrate this festival to mark the return of Lord Krishna to his sister Subhadra after killing the demon Narakasur. No matter the reason, India Imprints is always there to celebrate this beautiful bond of brothers and sisters that is known by other different names – Bhai Teeka, Bhai Phota, or Bhau Beej. How did Priya Bakshi forget this? Probably by infatuation or the deadly third rate instinct. In all senses it was terrible! It’s a small story, could be just another one but this one in this was a grand ditch by a girl which I always refer to as sister’! In short brother killed for a lover, and laughably the reason was not big’
-‘Long time back I read it somewhere, where it was being said on a day on which a simple thread on the wrist of a brother means a lot, by the way it was me reading and listening! This is what I was imagining, I do not know how many times she would have tied the same on her brother’s wrist. That was a very good tradition and a customary idea which we all know and realize the importance of. I still don’t know which wooden block of a human decided that she could get her own brother murdered (as the Police proved it) but for whom? A spoon fed tonic fed by her boyfriend! Trust me he would be the first one to desert her to let her live in a guilt that someone will not be there to get the vanishing thread tied on on the wrist. Sunday is not far off and Priya would be slapping herself on that day?’
-‘By all means the sisters should be cautioned if a brother comes to know that she is hiding something. We all brothers know that sisters have their own likings since brothers are a part of parenthood. Yes they do get volatile and ballistic too and the basic reason is that we boys get into the past too soon without realizing that their gingerly walking sister with tongue wobbling, quarreling would suddenly become so big and strong that they can teach the lessons of love, ‘the first one is always, ‘who mujhe acche lagne lage’ or stuff like that. Bad idea to start with where a brother does not like it! Priya perhaps did not understand it and her brother went overboard. A silly cause that led to a murder’
Perhaps because of the over bubbling of adrenaline, Priya decided that she had to take a step but on whose cajoling and coaxing was not clear at that time. The brother was stopping (conveniently put as interfering because he was objecting to a disastrous love affair), could be father and mother too, perhaps they could have been next on the slaughter list on the altar of an affair which had entered into a hell zone. It has already!
I think Priya’s brother would have told her many times, we all do sometime or the other till the thread is on the wrists, we brothers do everything, get to the houses of the sisters, enjoy a family get together, enjoy the past years, exchange pictures, pull each other’s cheeks and at the end of it all cover our heads with a towel, a sweet exchange of childhood, a small little piece of Barfi into each other’s mouth pieces that have grown bigger with age. Sorry this was a tradition but Priya in Rajouri dissolved it, for whom? Because her invisible brother will still say, ‘you also with a back stab with a sharp edged weapon’? It did happen that way!
‘Anyway, I will still say some unwritten words, ‘you have a sister and suppose she dies, the brother will rise and fight, and the he will always say my sister lives on but here the same sequence was stopped by Priya, Perhaps with iron in head, molten by a false knight of hers she just ruined herself and left her brother slain!’
‘Or the brother must have said ‘you always were my sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?’ It was gone that day! This murder deserves a special story and I decided to do it’!
Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be is what I could make out of this tragedy. Ankit Bakshi was the stubborn brother and Priya Bakshi his sister wanted to sail ahead on her love affair. Ankit probably was far too over protective about his sister thinking that, sister, you are my mirror, shining back at me with a world of possibilities. You were/are always my witness, since you have seen me at my worst and best. You have been my partner in crime whenever we wanted to steal and eat from the kitchen, our midnight pranks, watching favorite television shows when mom and dad were asleep, laughing and crying when mom and dad spanked us. Sister you were my teacher, my defense attorney and almost everything. But that midnight was heart crunching as Ankit lay dead and lifeless in his bed submerged in blood. Killed in his own house but by whom was the question when the police got the report. Definitely a blind murder but not a perfect crime and thus began the investigations and they were a class act. But before that plenty happened and this is how the case was cracked:
An FIR No. 538/2021 u/s 302/458 IPC was registered at PS Rajouri based on the information that during the night, some unknown persons entered the house of one Bachan Lal, S/o Karam Chand, R/o Chakli and attacked his son, Ankit Bakshi, with sharp edged weapons, who died as a result of the injuries sustained on the spot.
Based on this, FIR No. 538/2021 u/s 302/458 IPC had been registered at PS Rajouri and investigation was started. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by DySP HQ, Rajouri had been constituted for speedy investigation of the case on merits. Murder at home with assailants barging in is sensitive.
During the investigation done by the SIT under the direct supervision of Addl SP HQ Rajouri, Vivek Shekhar, technical data was examined and witnesses were also examined and cross examined to get down to the nuts and bolts.
Leads were developed and followed and soon it came to be known that there was something that needed detailed investigations. Suspects were identified and subsequently arrested and they were Rajan Sharma, S/o Vijay Kumar, R/o Chingus, the second accused was perhaps a juvenile and his name has been withheld, R/o Sangpur and the third was the vamp Priya Bakshi, D/o Bachan Lal, R/o Chakli.
Based on sustained questioning, it came to light that the accused No. 1 (Rajan) and 3 d(Priya) were in a relationship, to which the deceased (Ankit) had objected repeatedly and often forcefully.
Due to the developing scenario it was unearthed that a criminal conspiracy was hatched by the above mentioned to eliminate the deceased, and thus put the plan into action in the intervening night of August 10/11. It was a betrayal of trust and for what? Nothing but a frivolous relationship whose foundations were weak from the very start and now will end up with some serious ramifications and the first one would be that the life of the duo stands ruined. Crime never pays. It never has!
Obviously the case will linger on but trust me Priya has no face to show to anyone and as far as Rajan goes it was silly adventurism. Forget a union after Ankit’s death they individually they will live alone never to rest in peace.
All said and done this was a prime time crime thriller and Rajouri Police came out on tops and the investigation carried out was absolutely stunning and the people were all full of praise for the officers who solved this murder. The summary of what the people thought and expressed was:
Public at large appreciated SSP Rajouri Sheena Nabi Qasba IPS for timely action and solving the murder within 72 hrs.
Police have also claimed that anti-social elements who try to disrupt the peace and harmony in Rajouri will not be spared at any cost. The murder is a serious affair and such an extreme step take by anyone would be dealt with severity.
Police were emphatic that no one is above the law. Incidentally this was not the first that was solved at a breakneck speed, several others too have been and this shows dedication, devotion and discipline in executing the job. Rajouri Police has shown great skills both in fighting terror and sorting out the crime matrix.
The people of Rajouri acknowledged and appreciated the working ethics and brilliant professionalism shown by District Police Rajouri under the supervision of SSP Rajouri Sheema Nabi Qasba, the brave tigress roaring up front but with some superbly laid out plans by the ever vibrating and leading from the front DIG Rajouri Poonch Range Vivek Gupta and the splendid team of officers and men who produce wonders every time and any time they are asked to execute a job! They did it yet again.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished but this one was strange. One amongst the killers was the sister perhaps for whom this devastating blow was delivered. Perhaps the parents must be cursing as to why Priya was born in their household! Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick a dagger to slay for selfish reasons is the worst of criminals. Priya Bakshi stands out here as the Blair witch on a dark night with blood in her hands. The blood of her brother!