Showing posts with label whodunit.... Show all posts
Showing posts with label whodunit.... Show all posts

Mar 2, 2008

Whodunit? - retold part 1

"Dad... when is the train?," I asked checking the reservation ticket which was on the dining table. Mom and dad are going to Tirupathi to attend my cousin's marriage. I had my final year project seminar day after tomorrow, so I wasn't going with them. "It's at 5:30 pm", replied dad who was reading the newspaper in the living room.

"Sindhu... come here...", mom shouted from the kitchen.
"Yea.. mom?", I said entering the kitchen.
"Why don't you go to Neelima's house instead as she isn't coming to stay with you..."
"I will go tomorrow morning mom, I have to prepare slides for the presentation..."

Mom and dad left in the evening and I left to Prasad's Imax for evening show with neelima. After the show Neelima dropped me at my apartment. I wished her goodnight and went into my apartment.

It was eleven in the night, I was very sleepy had no mood to sit and prepare slides. I heard sounds coming from the upper flat, out of curious I peeked out of my flat to see what’s happening there. I saw Mr.Kapoor’s flat door ajar, I went inside and hid myself behind the curtains. I saw a man in mask stabbing Mrs.Kapoor, I slowly took out my mobile and took pictures of this man. while I was slipping out of the flat man noticed me. I was so terrified that I just ran from there and stopped at the police station.

As soon as the Sub-Inspector came to know about the murder from he sent in task force to my apartment and he informed the news to the Inspector. ..

Inspector Ram came in at 12am. He came and shook hands with me.

"Hello sindhu, I'm Ram"
"Hello sir..."
"Are you ok now?"
"Yea, I guess so..."
"Well, I just got a call saying that there's no sign of any murder in that flat..." be continued

Jan 5, 2008

Whodunit? - The Remake Version

First of all, after ages I got tagged (New year resolution - TAG). Kavitha has passed on this tag-cum-award.

New year Resolution:

Last year I made 6 resolutions and those were:

1. Enjoy LIFE more (come what may..)
2. Little more focus on things which I'm planning for my career.
3. Having appropriate expectations.
4. Try to reduce few pounds..(which I summoned after getting job..[:P])
5. Try to have less crushes! [:D]
6. Break as many rules as possible!

Outa 6 I adhered to the 6th resolution very sincerely. And so this year too I'm going to continue that...

Last year,
Best thing that happened
got US Visa...

Worst thing that happened
I went into the shell for the first time in my life...

And thanks Kavi for the award... (do u really think I deserve that ?? :D)


Coming attractions!

Whodunit? - The Remake Version

Got this thought of re-writing the first story in this blog. You can say I got instigated by the endless remakes of the bollywood flicks these days...

Mar 7, 2006

whodunit..sequel - end

'Bad news sir, kapoor is killed, he was shot down’
'That's bad Ali, get the bomb squad to trace the bombs that are deployed in the college’
‘Ali it’s already 12:30pm, ok now listen if we can’t trace the bombs by 1:30pm we need to abort the trip of the president and vacate the campus ok’
‘Yes sir’

‘Sir, principal of the college’
‘Good afternoon officer’
‘Good afternoon sir’
‘Y u people are creating panic in the campus; there are no bombs in the college’
‘Don’t worry it’s just the security measures ok’
‘But it doesn’t seems like that sir’
‘We know what we r doing, so let us do our work sir’

‘Sir Watchman of the college says he was with the electrician of the college before the explosion’
‘Tho watchmanji, aap jaara Hume bathayenge aaj subah kya huvva tha?
‘Ji Saab, subah mikes lane keliye electrician storeroom gayatha, subhah 6 bhaje vande mataram ka ganna lagayatha, uskhi thodihi dheer mein ye dhamaka huvva sabjii’
‘Ok thank u’

‘Sir another interesting information, both Kapoors are lecturers in this college”
‘Wow! And which dept.”
‘Shalini was computer science branch lecturer & sanjay electronics branch’
‘Ali, ask the electricity dept to shut off the power supply to the college’

‘Sir any progress’
‘Yeah sindhu...’
‘So u traced the bomb sites sir’
‘I’m just guessing, let me check that out’
‘Ali isolate the speakers get one them here’

After removing the upper cover, I was stunned to notice the bomb in it. It was interfaced to the speaker. That was sophisticated one.

‘Now anybody who can help in removing this from speaker’
‘Yes sir, I can help u out’
‘Yeah come on’

Ramya, wow today everyone is showing his or her true colors. Morning Ricky, Sajesh and Pranky showed they are pro hackers and now Ramya.

‘Sir it is a speech signal processor, it is initialized such that if particular amplitude is given, this triggers the bomb interfaced to the speaker. Suppose say “namaste” if this processor is defined for the amplitude equivalent to “namaste”, if u say “namaste” through the mike this particular amplitude is matched with the amplitude which is defined already to it. If the match happens then the processor releases a signal which in turn triggers the bomb’
‘Ali how many speakers are there in and around the campus’
’34 sir’
‘Isolate each every speaker available in this college and swap them with new ones, we have only an hr and 10 mins’
‘Ok sir’
‘Ramya thank u very much’
‘It’s my pleasure sir’

Then President arrived at 2:45pm. He gave away prizes for the paper presentation event, and we were placed 4th position. And, we came back home safe and sound.


Feb 26, 2006


“What? A blast in the college… GOD!”
‘Hey no need to panic, we’ll see through this Sindhu’
‘Sir, I have something to say regarding this incident’
‘Yeah... What’s that Charu?’
‘Er… actually Avi saw an e-mail which was for college, saying, “Bombs r planted in the College, BEWARE!”.
‘Avinash, is that true?’
‘Yes sir! I have seen that from college’s e-mail account’
‘college authority didn’t even mentioned about receiving any such kinda mails, well anyways that’s a start for I haven’t got any clues till now’
‘Ali... jaldi I need reinforcements and tell principal to meet me’

what’s happening, having witnessed a murder the other night now I gonna get involved in this case also. I didn’t even inform my parents about the murder and now this…

‘Shit man! I forgot to tell Ali to get Software techies for tracing the id’
‘Sir don’t worry about that my friend is expert in these things, for the time being y don’t we try him out may be he can trace the id’
‘Hmm… yeah that’ll be fine’

I didn’t even know we had a hacker in our college, y don’t Avi mind his own business and let police do their work.

‘Sir this is Sajesh my friend, I explained him all the things’.
‘Hi Sajesh, let’s go to computer lab where there is net connection.’
‘Ok sir’

‘Hey guys, ‘’sup, where are u people going?’
‘Hi kavita, to computer lab’
‘And what’s Avi & Sajesh doing with the police officer?’
‘Nothing, he wants to use internet so they are ushering towards lab that’s it’
‘And y u people r following them’
‘Kavi we came very early to the college so just for time pass, OK!, now stop bugging us, if u wanna join us u r welcome’.

We went into CAD-CAM lab, Ricky was there checking his mails.

‘Hey there! Hi everyone’
‘Hi Ricky’
‘’sup entire gang into lab’
‘We came for u, this is what u wanna listen rite, but sorry to say we r here for other work’
‘Whatever! Sindhu’
‘Hey Avi, Sajesh, oops good morning sir’
‘Good morning!’
‘Sir, Ricky is also good at this thing which we require’
‘Ok explain him about the thing and guys make it fast’


Geez.. I should stop using my e-mail id & messenger, what should I say now? these guys actually traced the email id from where the e-mail came, the three hackers.

‘Sir, I’m sure this mail came from this city only, and we need to call Sify people to enquire about this account no., they’ll definitely help us in getting the address of this anonymous sender, as this fella has Sify connection’.
‘Great going, guys!’
‘Ali, do what is required, do it fast man we have only 3 hrs time’
‘Yes sir’

‘Sir! Interesting bit of news, the mail came from Shalini kapoor’s residence’
‘Yes sir, that’s right & I think Sanjay kapoor is involved in this case also’
‘Yeah yeah I too think so, get him here and how many of our people are here?’
’24 constables’
‘Now listen, deploy few of our men in civil dress..'
‘Ok sir’

That’s great once again confrontation with kapoor

‘ok guys thanks for your help, now I think it’s time for your seminar as ur names are being announced and don’t worry about this I’ll see through this case’
‘Oh! We forgot about our seminar, Avi where’s Charu? It’s our turn’
‘Chill sindhu! Charu has already headed to the hall’
‘Guys wait, we r also coming’
‘Come fast then’

Our paper presentation went on well and I was feeling hungry. Avinash, sajesh, Ricky have already vanished to canteen.

‘Charu, kavi come let’s go to canteen I’m starving ‘
‘let’s go ‘.
(stay glued..............)

Feb 25, 2006

whodunit..... sequel-1

Phew! Hmm... Thank God! Everything is fine now. Should call the cleaning lady to clean the bathroom and I need a deep sleep.
‘Charu I’m off to sleep, plz tell the cleaning lady to clean the bathroom when she comes’,
‘Yea alright….’

Around 11 am...

‘Sindhu..! Sindhu…!! Get up, ur dad’s phone, get up....’
‘hello, when did you reach Tirupathi? ‘
‘Sindhu! What’s this you are still sleeping, lazy bones?’
‘Sorry daddy, had some assignment to complete, so slept late yesterday night’
‘Ok, get up now, we reached Tirupathi and just checked into an hotel’
‘Oh! Is mom with u now?’
‘No sindhu, she’s in the hotel room, and listen if u need some money use mom’s debit card, ok then I’ll call tomorrow, bye beta....’
‘Bye daddy…’
‘Charu, what’s the time?’
‘Ok, do you want to eat something?’
‘ let’s go to udipi hotel’

After having brunch, we came back to our flat. By the time, we returned cleaning lady cleaned the bathroom, which was full of blood strains.
‘Sindhu, why don’t you stay with me tonight’
‘Yeah, let’s go’

At Charu's house..

‘Mom, Sindhu is staying here for tonight’
‘Oh, that’s fine…., Sindhu how r u feeling now’
‘Fine aunty’
‘Did u people eat something?’
‘We had dosa mom’

tingg tong…. Tinggg tonggg….’ Charu, see who’s there outside’
‘Its Avinash mom…, hello sir!’
‘Hi charu, ‘’sup, where u been?’
‘At sindhu’s house’
‘She’s in my room, come on in’

‘Hi Sindhu’
‘Hi Avi...’
‘Charu told me about what happened yesterday, how r u feeling now?’
‘Much better’
‘Hey, have u people completed preparation for tomorrow’s paper presentation at techno vocation’
‘Yeah, we have, what about you?’
‘Revision is required, ok then I’ll leave now and will come tomorrow morning at 7:30am…hey by the way I forgot to say, our presentation is at 11:30am not at 2:30pm, they changed the timings for few batches…… ok then bye girls’

After Avi vanished, Charu & I went out for ice-cream parlor. After returning to charu’s home, I went straight onto bed. Sleep is all I wanted now. At least I’ll be fresh for tomorrow’s event at college.

7am morning
tingg tong ..ting tong…..

‘Charu its Avinash, come on in beta.. .’
‘Avinash, just 10 mins yaar’
‘Charu listen come here’
‘I have an unconfirmed bit of news, but don’t know how serious its gonna be’
‘what’s the matter?’
‘I saw a e-mail from our college e-mail id account’
‘U know the password of the id, where did u get all this stuff from huh?’
‘Once I peeked into principal’s P.A diary, I know that’s a bad habit to check others diary, well I just saw on one of the pages of diary in which this password for the college e-mail id account was written.’
‘So, what u saw?’
‘There’s an e-mail from an anonymous id saying that," bombs are deployed in ur college, BEWARE."
‘Uh-huh, tell me u are that anonymous who sent the mail’
‘Oh come on charu, I’m serious.’
‘ok,ok, well may be someone might be playing pranks like u’
‘Guess who’s the chief guest for today’s event is’
‘We all know that, it’s CM’
‘NO…. he’s not coming, President of India is coming’
‘Hey u people out there, let’s start we’ll get late’
‘Yeah sindhu, let’s go Avi’

On the way to college, Charu told me about what Avi was saying and I couldn’t stop laughing at that. We reached college by 9:15am, very early for us. We came to know that President would be coming to college at 2:30pm in the meantime presentation will take place. We were walking towards cafeteria and I saw DCP Ram, he was not in uniform and beside him was SI Ali. President is coming so its obvious for their presence here.

‘Good morning DCP sir’
‘Hey sindhu, very good morning’
‘These are my friends Avinash, charu’
‘Good morning to both of u’
‘good morning sir’
‘Well, u came for President’s security purpose sir’
‘er.. well there was an explosion in ur college store room this morning at 6 am and apart from college authority no one knows about the incident, so we r here to investigate and as President is also coming.’

(to be continued)

Feb 20, 2006


My mobile was buzzing restlessly, what shit, who the heck is calling at this time?’, it’s 2:30am, I hate this police job.

“Hello, DCP Ram”;
‘hello SI Ali sir, sorry to disturb you sir’.
‘That’s ok Ali, what’s the matter?’,
‘sir, there is a madam in your cabin, she wants to talk to you about a murder she witnessed just an hour ago, she seems to be very terrified’.
‘Okay Ali, I’ll be there in an hour’.

Today is Sunday, going to be a heck day for me.

‘Good morning sir!’,
‘what good morning Ali, you could have handled this case for yourself…whatever, where is your madam?’,
‘inside sir’,

‘Hello, good morning, I’m DCP Ram, and how may I help you miss…?’
‘I witnessed a murder at my apartments, the murderer has seen me, and I rushed to here for protection’.
‘Okay, you have done a good job by coming here, you are safe here’.

‘Ji sabji’,
’aaaa…what would you like to have tea or coffee?’.
’ coffee’,
’ok, yadav dho coffee'.
‘Okay, may I know your name? what do you do and what about your parents?’
‘I’m Sindhu, final yr engg. Student, my parents are out of town, they went to Tirupathi.’

Yadav served hot steaming coffee...

‘Sindhu, please have the coffee and relax, I’ll be right back’

‘Ali, let’s go the murder site’,
turning towards yadav, ‘yadav, madam will stay here until morning so see through what she needs.’
‘Right, sabji’.

‘Ali did you send our men there?’
‘Yes sir, as soon as she told about the murder I sent 4 constables, sir but the thing is the place seems to be quite, no sign of any incident, no trace of blood, everything seems to be normal’.
‘Oh! Let’s check that area then we’ll finalize.’

We reached the flats. Ali was right; everything seems to be normal, how can this be possible? This is going to be sturdy case to deal with, let’s see.

‘Ali, what’s the flat no. ?’
‘Flat no. 503, sir’.

Goddamn lift is out of order; I have to climb five floors, crap man.

It’s 4:15am.

my mobile was ringing...

‘hello, DCP Ram’,
‘sir, this is sindhu’
’Yes, sindhu what’s the matter?’
‘Sir, I took the photos of the culprit with my mobile cam, I dropped my mobile in the nearby garbage bin, please find that, may be it can help you.’’
"Oh! I’ll go and check, thanks for letting me know.’

‘Chinna, check if there is garbage bin outside the apartment, the girl dropped her mobile in it’,
’ok, sir’.

Chinna returned with a mobile in his hand...

‘sir, here is the mobile’.
‘, good piece man’.

Time 4:30am.

‘Ali, let’s go and check the flats’.

After climbing 5 floors, I was panting heavily...

Here it is flat no. 503 “Sanjay kapoor”, ‘ey Ali, Anil kapoor ka bhai hai kya?’……

Ali buzzed the doorbell...

’whose there outside?’
‘DCP ram’,
‘what’s the matter DCP sir?’.
‘Sorry to disturb you, Mr. Kapoor, we received a call about a murder in your flats’.
‘sorry to say you DCP, but there was no such incident happened here’.
‘well I have search warrant to check your flat’.
’ No problem sir, plzz come on in’.

After checking every corner of the flat we didn't find anything unusual, not even a blood strain, nothing related to murder.

‘By the way Mr. Kapoor where is your wife?’.

Ting tong …ting tong.. .
’Excuse me sir, I’ll just check out who has come’,
’ uh-huh shalini, how was your journey?’.
‘Sir, my wife shalini kapoor, she has just arrived from her mother’s hometown’.
‘Sanjay, what happened? why is police here?’,
’Seems like someone called police and informed that a murder took place in our apartments, so they came to check’.

something is not adding up here...

‘Anyways, thanks for your co-operation Mr.Kapoor’,
‘any time officer’.

After coming out of the flats I went to sindhu’s flat, it’s locked.

‘Ok Ali, tell our men to be here only and let’s go back to station’.

Back at the Police Station...

‘hi sindhu’,
‘did you find my mobile?’….
‘oh yea! Here it is take it, you actually forgot to store the pictures you took’.
‘oh, it's out of storage space’,
‘it’s ok ….’.
‘Now sindhu, tell me what you witnessed and all the events you have done before & after the murder’.
‘Well after my parents left to railway station, I along with my friends went for movie at 7 pm, and after that had dinner at one of friend’s house, then reached my flat at 11pm. While I was changing into my night suit, I heard sounds coming from the upper flat, out of curious I peeked out of my flat to see what’s happening there. I saw Mr.Kapoor’s flat door ajar, I went inside and saw this man in mask stabbing Mrs.Kapoor, I took pictures of this man. He saw me while I was slipping out of the flat. I was so terrified that I just ran from there and stopped here at police station’.
‘Hmm.. ok, will you go to your friend's house? it’s 6am, I suggest you stay at your friend’s house at least for today’.
‘ok , I’ll call my friend to pick me up’.

Where this story is is going I can’t understand she says she witnessed a murder and there’s no sign of a murder

‘okay sindhu, I’ll see through this, no need to worry….. hey can you show me pictures of the any apt celebrations anything if you have taken in your mobile’, ‘yeah, sure’.
‘Good piece, and what you wanna do after engg?’, ’I’ll do MS in USA ‘.

While I was checking the pictures in her mobile I saw Mr.Kapoor’s picture with some other woman.
’Sindhu, who is this beside Mr.Kapoor?,
‘they are my parents’.
‘the woman beside kapoor?’,
’shalini, his wife’ .
’Are you sure?’,
’ yes sir’.

What was the other woman at Kapoor's place then?

At 7 am sindhu’s friend came.
I gave her mobile, while I sending her off something flashed into my mind.

‘sindhu, wait a sec did you lock your flat when you came out ?’,
‘ Oh ! I din’t lock it..!’
‘Then let's go to your house... we'll have check your house’.
‘Ali, let’s go the apartment and ask our men to be alert, instruct them not to allow anybody to enter the apartment or leave.’
‘Sindhu come with us, we’ll have to check your flats...’.

After reaching the apartment I had a gut feeling that we might find something. 

‘Sindhu, do you have keys to open the lock’.
‘I don’t have’.
‘Ali, get Kapoor family here’.

‘Ha! Mr.kapoor sorry to disturb you again. Sindhu has lost her flat keys, so can you help her out?’ ‘how can i help? Find some key maker or break the door’
‘Enough of your acting, your play is up Kapoor’.
‘Ali, get Shalini’

‘sir, Shalini’ .
‘she is not Shalini’…
‘I know that Sindhu’,
‘now Shalini ji , please take off your necklace I see a key with it’.

Ali opened the lock and went into the flat...

‘Sir there’s a body in the bathroom’………… ‘Sindhu, this is Shalini right’, ‘Oh my GOD!!’
‘Ali, arrest both Mr & Mrs. Kapoor’.

Thank God it’s only 8am and my Sunday is waiting for me.

‘DCP sir, thanks for your help and how did you suspect Kapoor was the real culprit?’

‘well I didn’t suspect him in the early stages of investigation, but when I asked about his wife, his wife has just came from her mother’s hometown. Kapoor managed everything well, but getting this woman into the picture, he laid his own trap. When I came out of his flat and heading back to the station I asked my constable about the woman who just arrived into the apartment. I was surprised when he said no one entered the apartment. There I din’t suspect him yet, but when I saw the picture which you family and Kapoor's family were there, that's where the clue showed up, fake Shalini and the actual Shalini Kapoor. And then the other clue was the locking you flat... well, it all added up with a gut feeling that your flat might unlock the mystery’
‘Anyways, that’s really bold of you to come to cops right away to report about the murder.’
‘All the best for your future, bye….Sindhu’
“Bye sir…!’