THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING MEN (PART 6): A CRIME THRILLER SHORT STORY BY ME.
SI Sudhakar said, ” I am sorry, sir. I hate to do this, but I don’t have any option.” He let out a whistle and the rogue SP ( Superintendent of Police), Sundar Shrivastav made his entry with a villainous smirk. He said, “Well done, Sudhakar. You are my trusted confidant. That was an amazing plan of yours. Inspector Krishan, you have been neglecting your duties. You are a disgrace to the police department. You are harboring a criminal and let him get away with kidnapping and gruesome murders. Had it not been for quick thinking on the part of Sudhakar, where he allowed himself to be kidnapped by you, you would have evaded the law. I am arresting on the charges of neglecting your duties and assisting the criminal in kidnapping and gruesome murders.”
Inspector Krishan burst out laughing, ” That was a good one, SP. Before you pull out your handcuffs, I would like you to watch this video.” SP Shrivastav watched a new video on his smartphone. SP’s daughter, Madhumita, was tied to the bed. She was Semi-conscious and pleaded with the mean looking guys to spare her. Some men had unzipped their trousers and getting ready to violate her. ” No,” screamed the SP, ” Not my daughter, you evil bastard. Leave her alone. It’s my order. I will do whatever you say but tell your men not to touch her.” Inspector Krishan, ” Let them have fun. After all, a beautiful young woman is meant to be enjoyed by men. She’s gorgeous. What’s wrong in sleeping with her? After all, you also did the same thing with someone else’s daughter. I am quoting your own bloody words when I begged you to spare her, while your worthless son, Ankit, and yourself were toying with her body, as if she was an object. Did you show any sympathy towards her? Now, watch your beautiful daughter getting the same treatment. This will be your biggest punishment. Madhumita was screaming in pain as the men pounced upon her.” The SP pleaded with Inspector Krishan, ” Please stop this nonsense. I admit my mistake and willing to surrender. Tell your men not to touch her.”
SI Sudhakar was enraged. ” Sir, ” he shouted, ” You should not be begging in front of this murderer.” He snatched the pistol from the holster of Inspector Krishan and pointed at him, ” Inspector Krishan, order your men to stop harassing Madhumita or else I will shoot you.” The SP was back with his evil grin, ” Do as he says. Wait, Sudhakar! I have a better idea. I have got a printed confession paper awaiting his signature. He only has to sign his name.” Krishan sneered at him, ” I am not like you, Sundar. Go ahead, shoot me and pin the blame on me. There’s a WhatsApp video awaiting you. Just watch it. By the way, your daughter’s porn video is about to get viral. Would you like to have a quick look? “
SP Sundar grabbed him by his collar, ” Shoot him right away, Sudhakar. Do as I say.” SI Sudhakar suddenly pointed his pistol at SP Sundar, ” Chief. I think you have lost this game. Better put your own signature on that confession paper. I knew that there was a black sheep in the police department and thought Inspector Krishan was the real culprit. But I have enough evidence to incriminate you for ruining innocent girls’ lives. When your daughter’s honor is at stake, you are crying foul, right?” Inspector Krishan could not believe his eyes. SI Sudhakar was switching his sides. Krishan had felt betrayed when Sudhakar summoned SP Shrivastav.
” Sudhakar, how dare you go against my order? You are suspended and can expect an official inquiry for collaborating with the rogue Inspector Krishan, ” thundered the SP. SI Sudhakar grinned and said, ” Let me give you both a pleasant shock. I am not SI Sudhakar but Senior CBI officer, Vishal Karmakar. I received anonymous reports of flesh trade and prostitution racket involving some corrupt policemen. The real SI Sudhakar was killed in the line of duty while trying to stop a colleague from dealing in narcotics and human racketeering. And that one was you. Your memory is very poor. You even forgot the face of SI Sudhakar. You told everyone that Sudhakar was on a vacation. The CBI sent me to replace SI Sudhakar. If I am not wrong, I am sure you and your second -in-command, Ashutosh, were behind his death. It’s been more than a year and a half but we still couldn’t trace his body. Either confess or your videos will be viral all over the internet.” SP Sundar begged for mercy and immediately signed up his confession. ACP Raghav and his men arrived shortly to arrest SP Shrivastav. The disgraced SP asked for the update on his daughter. He was relieved to know that Madhumita was safe and there was no scratch on her body.
The ” Rape” Scene was a drama set up to unmask the ugly face of SP Shrivastav.
SI Sudhakar aka CBI officer Vishal turned to face Inspector Krishan and said, ” I wish I could do something to let you keep your job but you were helping Sonia alias Sohan to seek revenge. Ankit is the only culprit left alive and we have evidence to send him to noose. It’s better if you resign from the job and join your brother as a Private Investigator. I will see to it that your name doesn’t appear anywhere in the course of investigation. In the meantime, call Sohan immediately and tell him to spare Ankit. We will give him a painful death.”
Inspector Krishan was relieved and added, ” Thank you so much, sir. I am very sorry for the treatment we gave you. I hope you forgive us. What will happen to Sohan now? ” Vishal winked at him and said, ” Sohan is very clever not to leave behind any clue that could implicate him. Since we didn’t recover any dead body, we can’t charge him for kidnapping, murder or attempt to murder. As for the disappearance of the Guptas is concerned, we will close the case saying that they have gone underground, after receiving death threats from a terrorist group. That’s it. Please delete the video of Navin and Vikram being eaten by the lion.”
Inspector Krishan tried calling Sohan but he didn’t answer the call. Vishal shook his head fearing for the worst as Krishan kept trying to reach him. Will he succeed in his mission? Will Ankit survive or meet with a horrible fate? Watch out for a spine chilling climax next Friday.
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