The accused identified as Brijesh Sonkar alias Lalli Sonkar was arrested near Baradari in Kaiserbagh. Ajay and Brajesh both resided in Ghasiyari Mandi locality under Kaiserbagh police station. DCP, West Zone, Somen Barma said: “Relatives of the deceased had alleged that the murder was the consequence of a tiff for playing loud music, but defendant Brijesh Sonkar revealed a different reason.”
“In his confession, Brijesh said that he was a good friend of Ajay Sonkar and went to his house in Holika Dahan. Ajay invited him to dance. While dancing, Ajay allegedly started making lewd comments on the female members of Brajesh’s family and was reprimanded by them. Ajay got angry, started abusing Brajesh and attacked him,” DCP said. Brajesh told police that he was scared as he feared that Ajay had put a gun to his waist. “Without wasting time, Lalli pulled out a domestically made revolver and shot Ajay in the chest,” he said. told police Ajay was hit and tried to flee, after which Brajesh fired three more shots at him fearing Ajay would kill him.
The defendant said he knew Ajay would put his life in danger if he survived. He said he had no prior enmity with Ajay.