Jul 24, 2014

The secret revealed!

Saurabh Chawla | 11:19 PM |

This part is continued from previous post. You can read the post by clicking Lighting the darkness!

Prashant Waghale was sipping coffee while scrolling the photographs when he received a call from Anup. He had asked Anup to check for the whereabouts of Kanika before she died. He was distracted by a lizard on the wall towards his right. It was trying to grasp a grasshopper. He silently watched the lizard approaching to its prey and feasting hungrily before he returned to his senses. Concentrate Prashant, concentrate! In front of him was a blue folder which housed meticulously placed autopsy report of Kanika.  He quickly scanned the report near the end neglecting the medical jargon. He read the following:

AUTOPSY PROTOCOL
NAME OF THE DESCENDENT: KANIKA RAI 
CASE NO: P-F96J
FINAL DIAGNOSIS:
I.  HYOID BONE FRACTURE
II. TOXICOLOGY (SEE  SEPARATE REPORT)
III. BRAIN HEMORRAHGE (SEE SEPARATE REPORT)

 CONCLUSION:  (CAUSE OF DEATH)
       DESCENDENT DIED BECAUSE OF ASPHYXIA RESULTED BECAUSE OF CHOKING.

Prashant scratched his couple of days old stubble trying to digest the information. He placed together all the pieces of evidence he had with himself. All the call records, all the photographs appeared normal except one thing which still didn't fit right in the big picture. The person she spent the last night of her life, her boyfriend and soon to be husband, Santosh Nagarkar but evidence had deceived him. He was not in town on the day when Kanika died. He had a perfect alibi. Next he had in his list was her brother Rupesh who according to  reports was on a friend's birthday bash that night. Soon after, he was joined by Anup. Both had a benefit from her death as her assets would be owned by any of them. 

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"According to her lawyer, Santosh would have become almost a millionaire after her death!" Anup said, passing on the file towards him. "I see, what about Rupesh?" Prashant asked eagerly. "Rupesh would have been owned all of her assets including the new production house she started." Anup said as he saw Prashant's eyes grew wide in surprise. "Santosh has nothing to do with it. He would have been done something to her only after marriage and not before. it's like cutting your foot all by yourself. Only fools do that!" Prashant sprang up from his comfortable position. "Well how you explain the electricity being cut?" Prashant continued. "I have checked with the Electricity guys, the electricity was cut because of non payment of bills since last three months." Anup passed the duplicate bills towards Prashant. "And the production house?" The curiosity was welling up in Prashant. "It's been under huge loan. The bank people were also about to take on her apartment." Anup gave all the evidences which he had. "But the wires have been cut. Don't you remember?" Prashant was getting frustrated. He gulped down the coffee that turned cold already. "Maybe it was done to distract us!" Anup said simply.

Prashant was in a state of dilemma as he could feel that Rupesh was innocent as he was her brother and moreover what would he have done of production house without Kanika. He heard some churning sound coming from outside. Quickly he went outside and took out the mobile phone to click some pictures.  Anup followed silently with glock in his right hand ready for attack if needed. Inside he was laughing looking at his senior clicking photographs in darkness with a simple smartphone. The person ran away but Prashant had few pictures clicked. He went inside and downloaded the pics in his laptop. Anup was not able to understand what Prashant was doing. After some time, he saw a smile on Prashant's face. "What happened?" Anup asked. "We got our man." Prashant said calmly. "What do you mean?" Anup asked with raised eyebrows. Prashant turned the laptop screen towards him and what he saw from the pictures shocked him. It was Santosh!

Without wasting any more time they went to capture Santosh and he was caught after two hours chase. He accepted his crime as he was tired and frustrated of Kanika. She was in huge debt and she turned promiscuous to get out of her poor condition.

Resting in their office, Anup asked the secret of the pictures Prashant clicked and the power of the phone to click awesome pictures in darkness. Prashant pated on his back and gave him his phone. "Meet Asus Zenfone. The best feature I like is the low light sensitivity its camera possesses. You will fall in love with this phone. So you want to get clicked in the dark?" Prashant winked as he revealed the secret to his best friend.    
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Jul 20, 2014

Lighting the darkness!

Saurabh Chawla | 11:26 PM |
On a not so busy Saturday night, something inexplicable happened. The city populace was struggling its way to have some respite from the burning October heat but Prashant Waghale, was getting more heated up. The DIG was under deep burden of the files piling up in his cupboard as well as on his desk. The moment he was at the verge of solving a case, a new file swept its way from somewhere to keep his mind occupied or sometimes preoccupied. Do hell with this job! Do hell with these cases! Do HELL with these criminals! Prashant was cursing his fate under his breath that he was presented with a fresh new file. He raised his eyes to have a look at the handsome muscular figure standing erect near his table. "Now what we have to deal with?" He asked irritatingly. Anup Sawant was promoted to SSP recently after judging his ability to solve cases without a mark of worry on his face. He had been a friend and colleague to Prashant after they worked on a same case involving political angle. Prashant liked Anup's professional way of dealing with a case at hand. 

"A model has been found hanging in her apartment, people are suspecting suicide." Anup said  as he forwarded the file to Prashant. "So let it be. There are lots of such cases. People come here, get used and if they get used to the fact of being used, they survive, others don't!" What's the big deal in it?" Prashant sighed. "I believe we should investigate the matter." Anup insisted. "I have lot more pending files here, can't you see?" Prashant sprung up with irritation. He wanted to leave the case as it is but Anup was not willing to give up. Typical cop! "I guess the case here is something different!" Anup said calmly. "What makes you feel that?" Prashant asked mockingly. "Suicide is attempted by failures, successful people rarely commit suicide. And if they do, someone is definitely behind it." There was a sense of assurance that lured Prashant in believing Anup. He had seen him perform on duty and there was no doubt about his ability. "Whose body is found hanging?" A pinch of worry swept across Prashant. His mouth fell wide open when he heard the name. "Kanika Rai." 

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Kanika stepped on the streets of Mumbai, 'the tinsel town' a couple of years back. She had been a rising star, the shining face of tomorrow. Some sources had credited her success to sharing bed with producers and directors but a few credited to her hard work. Poor she! She was one of my favorite actresses. Prashant alighted from the jeep when they reached her apartment. The eerie feeling of the surrounding took off the thoughts which occupied the mind of Prashant lately. He was ready to solve the case like a cop, leaving the lover in him behind. The darkness in the apartment made him uncomfortable. A great model, a lovely actress! What a loss! Something crushed beneath his feet as he carefully paved his way in darkness. Prashant fished out the Maglite swiftly from his pocket. Focusing the white beam below, he stepped back. A broken glass was turned to powder beneath his weight. "Why is there no light in here?" Prashant bellowed. "Mains have been cut off and we arrived in a hurry so we are less in equipment. All we have is our Maglites." Anup stepped behind him as he bagged a broken bracelet as a piece of evidence. 

The team was busy with pulling down the body which was hung on a ceiling fan. She wore a beige colored nighty which hugged her tightly. "The face being white shows that she was in a deep shock, as if she had seen a ghost." Prashant beamed the light on the body, moving it from top to bottom, to top again. "Take the body for autopsy. But be careful, there may be some fresh marks which might vanish till it reaches the lab. Wait, let me click few images, then you can carry on with the work." Prashant signaled the support staff as he went to the left pocket of his trousers. He took out the shining piece of metal and clicked the pics. The team was laughing from inside on the foolishness of their senior on clicking the photographs in such a low light when it is even difficult to see. They decided to let it be. When Prashant was done, he signaled them to take the body out for autopsy. There was a eight seat dining table on the western side of the huge hall. Prashant clicked pictures from his new mobile device wherever he had a doubt. He made sure that he didn't lose even a small corner of the apartment. One thing he didn't know was that his juniors who were with him were silently laughing at his back.     
       
He stepped out on being guided by his Maglite and asked the society's electrician to get the electricity problem fixed as soon as possible. On enquiring about it, he also came to know that the wires were deliberately cut off. He scratched his chin and raised his eyebrows. "Take me there." He commanded. Prashant clicked the pictures again and strode out towards the jeep parked outside. Anup and team followed them silently. Anup had collected few evidences which he felt would be of great help in catching the criminal.

At his apartment that night, when he was making a small peg of scotch to soothe his senses, Prashant was scanning through the images he had clicked at the site of crime and he was able to clear them out because of the smart filters in the smartphone. He poured some scotch over ice as he scanned the pictures of the corpse. Something unusual he saw near the neck that led him to spew the golden liquid.  

So Anup was right, it's a murder! 

The questions that kept him awake that night were WHO and WHY?        

To be continued.

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Jul 17, 2014

Oh no, tonight no alarms!

Saurabh Chawla | 8:50 PM |


couple cuddling in bed

I saw you tonight
In a lovely attire
Moving out of sight
Sparking a fire

Your sweet aroma
Playing with my senses
From California to Oklahoma
Crossing all the fences

Your eyes seeking me
Cutting through the crowd
Waiting for us to flee
I can hear your silence loud

You hold the key
Your touch is magical
Only you I want to see
Let the love be gradual

Your frame so fragile
Resting in my arms
Making me docile
Oh no, tonight no alarms!

After a long time I listened to this song! For a moment, love was in the air. :)



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