Ahem walked as if he was in a trance...He couldn't believe that his life played such a cruel joke on him...he lost Gopi to another man because he was too proud to look into his heart and accept the fact that he loved her...he then got married to Anita only to lose her so soon..Is his love life jinxed??
He came back to this world after the inspector started questioning him...he was no longer the old Ahem..all his anger and vigour had simply vanished, he was a broken man now.
The inspector questioned him about his relationship with Anita; this brought tears in his eyes- he and Anita were star crossed lovers. A discussion about Gopi was unavoidable, The inspector wanted every detail about their tumultuous marriage and what did it have to do with Anita. Ahem told that his marriage with Gopi was a rocky one but the split was more or less amicable. Rancour was there but it was Gopi who persuaded his mother to give her blessings to Ahem and Anita's wedding.
///"I know that's what people say-- you'll get over it. I'd say it, too. But I know it's not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won't forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him."
- Betty Smith
, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
This was God's way of playing with Ahem- he tried finding Anita in Gopi and once he lost her he tried finding Gopi in Anita//
The inspector cross-questioned Ahem until he finally revealed that he and Anita were having problems in their relationship. Anita behaved strangely nowadays- his mom took umbrage to her behaviour. Ahem tried to fight the fire but was unsuccessful. Their relationship wasn't fine so he had slept in the study room and hence didn't find her missing or feel her leave the room.
The inspector ended the session there and said that he will question him again after Anita's autopsy report and the forensic report of her cellphone and other belongings come.
The interview with the servants of the household didn't reveal anything valuable. The inspector re-read his notes and waited for the reports to arrive-
The reports were shocking-
Anita died from stab wounds...but a significant amount of narcotics were found in her body...she had injuries on her wrist and arms-------who could have inflicted it --The assailant or someone known to her who was prone to be violent?
What about the narcotics?? was she on drugs or was it administered to her without her knowledge?
The handkerchief found near her body was once dabbed with chloroform - was it used on her? then why did her body bear marks of violence?
Her cellphone records revealed that she had received several calls from an unknown number- one possibly a few minutes before her estimated time of death.
It was a maze and he was trying to find a way out when Koki called him. She used her acquaintance with him to know about the findings...two brains were at work now- and Koki's brain worked tirelessly till it could make some sense of the reports.
Edited by Vidishaa - 06 May 2012 at 10:19pm