Door bell chimes. "Who is this?" said Karan as he opens the door. "Sir this is Anubhav. I called you regarding the interview." "Oh yeah! Come on in. You came a bit early.
And you took a bus till here. You could have called, I would have arranged for a driver." "It's ok sir! "says Anubhav as he enters. He further adds, "but sir how do you know I took a bus?"
"It's simple yaar. The crease lines on your trouser and your shirt indicate that you were sitting. And this time of the day, you don't get seats in metro.
" smiles and says Karan as he gestures anubhav to sit, and sits himself. "Sir but still, it could've been an auto." asks anubhav, now curious.
"Yes, but that's wet mud on your shoes. Mr. Alok washed his car outside today" says Karan as he points towards a neighbor's building and further adds, "You walked through that water spilled.
Had you taken an auto, it would have dropped you till my house." "So it is all true then sir, about you. You indeed are the best." says anubhav. "Ahh! I won't say that. Care for a tea?" asks Karan. "No sir, let's start. I can't wait now" says Anubhav as he instructs his cameraman to prepare the setup.
"Welcome to another episode of the Special Ones. I am your host Anubhav and today we have with us, arguably the best crime investigator of India, Mr. Karan Roy" says Anubhav as he starts the interview. "Well...ex-crime investigator, it has been a long time since I left the job."
"Very well sir. So Mr. Karan, how did you decide that you want to be a crime investigator. How did it cross your mind?" "Ah! I don't know yr, I guess I always had a ring for it. Dad was also in police, so I used to help him with the cases, that's how I developed interest I guess."
"Sir, can you tell about a case that stands apart in your life, like the arora murder case." asks Anubhav. "Well there are many. There is the famous Arora murder case ofcourse, which is still a mystery. But there is this one case I just can't forget."
The scene now fades out and opens to a different scene. A lot of people are gathered outside a house, 4-5 policemen are also standing.
"Sir, his phone and wallet have been taken. His pockets have been emptied. Seems like he was murdered for money. " a policeman says.
"NO!" says a boy, fifteen-ish "He was not murdered for money, and one more thing, he has been killed by someone he knew, who happens to be a woman" "Hey, how did you get in? Can't you see this is a crime scene. Go, get off or you will be thrashed.", says a policeman, but his senior stops the boy, and asks him why he thinks so.
"It's simple yaar, there are two cups on the table, a clear sign that whoever it was, was someone he knew. On one of them, you can see the lip-mark from the lipstick.
Also, this guy who has died, his clothes are disarranged, which is a sign of struggle, but there is not a single visible mark on his body showing that he did not struggle against the murderer, which further means...he was" "POISONED!" says the policeman.
"Exactly sir! moreover sir, all these drawers, none of them have been touched except one, means the woman was looking for something, and she knew exactly where to find it, which furtheeerr means...." "she had been here before." says the senior policeman, now impressed.
"Exactly sir" says the boy as he looks around the house, and then says, "and she took the laptop sir" with a laptop bag and charger in his hands, and adds "She also took the phone, which means there is some data in either of those that she wants. "
"In my assumption sir...." *cooker whistle blows* Scene cuts back into the interview room.
"Sorry, I had kept my curry cooking, just a second. I also need to make this call. Hope it's okay." says Karan, as he gets up to walk into the kitchen. "No problem sir!" smiles Anubhav.
Karan comes to the kitchen. He talks on the phone, "Sir, the wound is open, bandage needs to be applied." "Are you sure Karan?", says the person on the other side.
"I feel it sir! But don't worry, I will manage.", says Karan, and then comes back to the room. "Sorry about that!" "It's okay sir! So what happened.." asks Anubhav.
"Oh yeah, where was I again?" asks Karan, trying to remember, "The assumption sir", says Anubhav. "Yes! so..."
Scenes fades out again, opens at the same house, the guy is still alive. He is talking on phone...
"Please Ajay, I am begging you, please delete those pics. We were in a relation that time when I gave you those. You can't do this to me", says a crying female voice from the other end.
"Listen, don't do all this drama, this doesn't affect me. I have already told you my demands, fulfill them and I will delete everything, otherwise I will make everything public".
Scene cuts and opens in the party day in his house. There is a party going on in the house. The music stops and the guy thanks everyone for visiting him for his promotion party. People start leaving.
One of the guy leaves the house, and after reaching some distance, stops and makes a call,"The party has ended. People have started to leave. Now is the right time."
After some time, a woman enters the house, the guy makes tea while she sits, then when he comes back with tea, she sends him back to kitchen to bring something, and while he does, she mixes in the poison in the tea.
They both then drink tea. After some time, the guy starts struggling and the woman, laughs and watches him die.
After his death, the woman searches his pocket, takes out his phone and wallet, and then goes on to take his laptop, being unable to unlock either, she takes them along.
The scene cuts again, to the crime scene. "So sir, this is what I think happened." completes the boy. "Wow!" says the senior policeman, "you should be a crime investigator someday. What's your name?" "What's in the name sir, and maybe I will be one some day" says the boy, as he leaves.
"Wow sir". Scene cuts back to the interview room, as Anubhav continues speaking, "So you solved a case at such a young age!" "What? what makes you think that", asks Karan.
"Sir, you were that young boy right? You solved the case." "No!", says Karan, laughing, "actually Satvik Sir had called me for the case". "Satvik sir who?" asks Anubhav.
"The senior policeman", says Karan as the scene cuts back to the crime scene. Karan arrives in the crime scene and asks a few questions to the people gathered there.
"Come Karan, but today I don't need you, the case is already solved, a young boy solved it. You should have met him. He talked exactly like you." says the senior police officer.
"Oh! tell me everything then, how did he solve the case" asked Karan as he looked around. The policeman tells him everything.
"You idiot!", says Karan, "did you ask him where the boy came from, where he lived, anything?" "No, But why? what happened?". asks the policeman, confused.
"Because that kid you got impressed with and let go IS THE MURDERER". says Karan. "What are you saying? How can you say that?" asks the policeman.
"All right! Let me explain, in a party where not even the neighbors were invited, and have no idea what the party was for, how did the boy know it was a promotion party.
The boy said the guy was blackmailing the women who supposedly killed him with her pics. How did he know it was pics and nothing else, why did he say pics. And the last thing..
.." karan stops to call a lady police officer, and asks her if she has any lipstick. She nods yes. He then asks her to apply it and goes into the kitchen and gets water in a cup similar to those on table, and then asks her to drink it. She does.
He then takes the cup and goes back to the police officer, and continues.
"See this? When you drink from the cup, only lipstick mark from edge of the lip will be left, meanwhile, in that cup, the whole lip is embarked, which means it has been done intentionally.
Also, the murder has happened today morning only, because according to the neighbors, they kept hearing noises until very late in the night, and the house is completely tidied up,
which means he cleaned his house after the party which definitely would have taken time. More re-affirming is the fact that his body has not started to lose color yet.
It can't be more than 3 hours since he died. It also explains why the boy was not able to run. He would have stayed to make sure he is not leaving any trace behind and then he just couldn't find a time to run unnoticed.
Sadly, he ended up leaving the biggest trace. You have seen him now. Get a sketch prepared and circulate it to all the cities in the state. get our men active in all the public transportation facilities, and send this body for PM."
Scene cuts back to the interview room. "So sir, did you catch him, who was the boy and why did he kill him", Asks Anubhav. "Yes, we did. Turns out the blackmail story.
it was true, the guy was blackmailing his sister from two years and was demanding money from her every now and then. She got so frustrated that she tried to commit suicide.
The family however, saved her, and that's when they came to know the truth.
Fearing that he might make the pics public, they didn't go to the police, and seeing the family so helpless, the boy decided to bring the guy to end himself, and he did all this."
" Wow sir, can't say he did something very wrong. Although sir, you seem to have solved this case pretty easily. So why is this case so important?", asks anubhav. "Deduction Anubhav, deduction. Until then I always thought that cases could be solved by deducing based on the situation, but this was the first time I realised situations could be created to make you deduce a wanted conclusion. Had I not known about the boy, there's a good chance I would have make the police reach the same conclusion he did.", replies Karan. "Hmmm! Anyway sir, you said about the Arora murder case, why don't you tell us about that". says Anubhav. "Well you seem a bit too interested in the Arora murder case, anyway if you do want to know, brace yourself for the most twisted tale of murder you've heard...".
"Deduction Anubhav, deduction. Until then I always thought that cases could be solved by deducing based on the situation, but this was the first time I realised situations could be created to make you deduce a wanted conclusion. Had I not known about the boy, there's a good chance I would have make the police reach the same conclusion he did.", replies Karan.
"Hmmm! Anyway sir, you said about the Arora murder case, why don't you tell us about that". says Anubhav. "Well you seem a bit too interested in the Arora murder case, anyway if you do want to know, brace yourself for the most twisted tale of murder you've heard...".
To be continued.