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Hello Arjunians...thanks a lot for the motivation, comments and likes...here is the next part...pls read and comment...
One note though...the case and details I write may have loop holes...I am not that good with such detective thrillers...So excuse errors...
Arjun didn't want to reply to this''He knew deep down that Shree was right'.."Riya hoti toh'.." he stopped thinking mid way and walked back to his seat''.
"Damn, why am I thinking of her now? Maine Shree ko isikeliye dhaanta tha na???" Arjun was silently cursing himself for having taken her name'..
"Riya" he knew that this wasn't a name which could be erased so easily from their minds''
At every stage, it was bound to come back in their lips''kisike hoton pe aa jaatha hai'..aur kisi ke dil aur dimaag tak''
Her stint in ETF, though brief had made a mark on everybody'.that pretty cool attitude, the dimpled smile, the shiver on the entire body when handling a weapon, her percentages, her researches, her patience, her expertise in paperwork, her silly ideologies, her girly talks''..it was all being missed now'.
At some point, all these were things that irked him and put him off totally''..but as they worked together, he had learnt to deal with it or rather say that she taught him to deal with it'..she often left no choice for him'..Dropping that Ganapati's coin in his pocket was one of her stupid ideologies''she was adamant that it remained there but it surprised him that he didn't refuse to oblige too'.he didn't oppose for the first time''but it had been his good luck charm that day''.he had thanked her in his mind for indirectly saving his life'..'
Her impact on him was so much that now, he too was missing her and her antics''He hated to admit it but that was the truth'..He really missed her''..her companionship! But he reasoned it as his guilt for not being able to save her''.He was helpless'..he couldn't save the girl who made him realize that he hasn't forgot to "smile"!!...His heart sunk as both Roshni and Riya's death flashed across his mind suddenly''.."Shit!" he banged his fist on the table''
"Riya ko yaadh kar rahe ho??" Rathod's question caught him unguarded''and in a reflex, the truth slipped out of his mouth "haan"
Rathod was quick to catch it but then was there a use now??'.."No'it was pretty late'.Riya was no more!''.mere dhost ko ek baar phir tootne nahi deh saktha!" thought Rathod
Ignorance or being stubborn about not recognizing the inner feelings were often better than late realizations especially now that the person for whom the feelings belonged will never return'.
It was better to let that matter rest and move on!
Rathod, himself changed the topic''."Shree ke baatein chodo''.case pe dhyaan dho Rawte'we have a complex case to solve!"
Arjun looks up and nods at him'.."hmmm'."
Rathod: [provokes him to get him into the daredevil spirit] toh Rawte, do you have some out of the box idea to get the investigation moving???? Kuch path breaking idea hai, toh batao???
Arjun: [glares at him] humein crime spot ke talaashi leni hai'.local police ke findings ko confirm karenge!
Rathod: yeah obviously'.iss mein path breaking kya hai???
Arjun: tumhe path break karna hai ya case solve karna hai''
Rathod glares and walks out''.
Arjun smirks and follows suit''
Crime spot: it's a abandoned area near a beach house'..The beach house belonged to Khanna industries and there was a party for the couple's friends last night''it was to celebrate their 2nd year of courtship and soon to happen engagement'..All their college friends and friends from the social circles were present'.
ETF is inspecting every single spot in that area'they get some very trivial things which don't pin point to anybody as such'..but they collect everything to be discussed and used later'.Arjun and Rathod are discussing about the happenings when Shree comes'.
Shree: Sir, party ke baadh sab log chale gaye teh'..Sirf Ashwin aur Jyothi baaki teh''..
Arjun: beach house ka watchman se kuch pathaa chala??
Shree: Ashwin ne unne bhi ghar jaakhar subah aane ko kahaa tha'.
Rathod: isska matlab woh Jyothi ke saath private time chahtha tha'.
Shree: ek aur baat hai sir''.subah jab watchman aaye toh beach house ke door khuli thi''uss ne yahaan wahaan dhoonda'tab jaakhar Ashwin ke laash wahaan uss paed ke neeche milaa'.aur Jyothi, uss shed ki andar thi''.uski haalath'.[Shree stopped and looked at their faces'.both nodded understanding what he wanted to convey]
Arjun was silently listening to the details'.his mind was working overtime on the details'.
Arjun: humein beach house pe kuch haatha paayi ki nishaan nahi miley'..sirf party ke hangover nazar aaye''isska matlab, yeh dono, khud hi wahaan se baahar nikhle''ya phir''koyi aaya aur unne baahar aane pe majhboor kiya''I mean, someone who is familiar to them''.
Shree: yeh toh Jyothi hi bathaa sakthi hai''kaun tha woh??
Arjun: humein unn saare guests ko bhi milna hoga'..especially woh jo last mein gaye '..woh sab jaante teh ke Ashwin aur Jyothi yahaan akele hai'..
Rathod: koyi jaana pehchaana risk kyun lega??? Jyothi ko zinda chod kar uss ne apne khilaaf badaa sabooth choda hai??
Arjun: [nods] haan''ek stranger ka involvement bhi hum wipe out nahi kar sakthe''.par pathaa nahi kyun, mujhe yeh koyi jaana pehchaana hi lag raha hai''shayad Jyothi nashe ke haalath mein ho aur usse pehchaan nahi paayi ho'. Ya phir kooni ne mask pehna ho!
Shree: Sir, mask se yaad aaya'.party mein sab masks pehne hua teh''.halloween theme ke masks!
Rathod: yeh case toh aur uljaatha jaa raha hai'.
Arjun: uljaaney dho rathod par hum zaroor isse suljaa denge'.chalo ab Jyothi se milteh hai'..
Shree: hum sab kyun sir??? Main aur Chotu unke college jaathe hai na??? sab friends ko interrogate karenge'.
Arjun: [sensing his discomfort] teek hai'..jaao''agar koyi vital information miley toh humein inform karna'..
Rathod: [as they turn to leave] Shree-Chotu, college hai aur sab acche ghar ke bachae hai''toh mujhe koyi thamaasha ya controversy nehi chahiye''.
Arjun: acche bacchae aise harkatein nahi karthe Rathod''waise bhi main nahi jaa raha'..toh itne fikhar matth karo'..[Rathod just glares at him'.Shree and Chotu escape from there]
Arjun and Rathod reach the hospital where Jyothi is admitted'.
One glance at Jyothi and both men felt their heart melting at the sight''.Any stone would melt!
Like a torn cloth, she lay motionless on the white bed'..
"dhoor hojaa mujhse''chod dho'.chod dho'''" she continuously screamed as she snapped out of the sedation'..
[To be continued]
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