The Last Supper

The Last Supper

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Priyanka Singh is murdered at her house.Who killed her?See how the police solve this case.
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Priyanka Singh is murdered at her house.Who killed her?See how the police solve this case.

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Submitted: February 19, 2017

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Priyanka Singh is getting ready to host a dinner party.Her maid Mrs Dsouza is helping her. Priyanka seemed uneasy. Mrs Dsouza asked her what's troubling her mind.Priyanka showed a letter to Mrs. Dsouza & said" this came in today." Dsouza asked about what the letter says.Priyanka answered that someone threatened her to back of the project she's been working on or there would be dire consequences. Dsouza told her that she should go to the police.Priyanka said " No, I have many rivals in the real estate business. They're unhappy because I got the tender from the government, they didn't.But I would not back off. And I certainly wouldn't go to the police for some silly letter. Don't worry, nothing is going to happen!I want to talk to you about something else."What is it, madam?"asked Mrs Dsouza."What do you think of Ritesh Ahuja.""He is a nice young man.Wait,why are you asking?Did he ask you out?"Priyanka said he has & she said she will go with him on a date."That's so sweet.You guys will be great together.I am so excited & happy for you.""Thank you."said Priyanka. Mrs Dsouza loves Priyanka as her own daughter.She took care of Priyanka when her parents died in a car crash fifteen years ago. So she couldn't shook the words of the letter,the way Priyanka did. But she didn't say anything about it.Priyanka is in a good mood,she didn't want to ruin that. Priyanka asked her to choose what she should wear. Mrs Dsouza told her to wear the midnight blue evening gown, with the diamond earrings and diamond necklace.Priyanka thanked her, then Mrs Dsouza left the room. After a few minutes she came downstairs to the living room. Nilesh, her secretary came & told her that everything is ready. This a party of ten, she never threw grand parties.The guests are beginning to arrive.she don't want to go to the police. They are seated in the living room. The prominent guests are Mr & Mrs Ahuja along with their son Ritesh Ahuja who are in the same business as Priyanka, Faisal Khan, a business columnist,Smith, an antiques dealer,Doctor Pradip Mishra, a family doctor and friend. They are chatting, having a glass of Pinot Noir, laughing, listening to the playlist, when Gokul, one of the helps announced that the food is ready. The guests then went into the dining hall. On the way, Ritesh caught up with Priyanka, & said" You are looking absolutely stunning!""Thank you, you are looking handsome."said Priyanka Ritesh"I have told my parents about us dating." Priyanka"I have told Mrs Dsouza.What did your parents say?" Ritesh"They're happy for us.What about Mrs Dsouza?" Priyanka"She gave me her blessing." Ritesh"Are you free on this Friday?" Priyanka"Yes,why?" Ritesh"I am thinking of making a reservation on the new Thai restaurant for the two of us. I have heard their food is excellent." Priyanka"You heard, or you dined there with other dates?You can tell me, you know.We haven't started dating yet, we're not a couple.I wouldn't say anything." Ritesh"I never dined there." Priyanka"So,you had other dates.What happened? None of them are good for you?" Ritesh"Priyanka!" Priyanka"What! Gee relax, I am just kidding.But have you ever tried Thai cuisine?" Ritesh"No.But I am going to try it.What about you?" Priyanka" I love Thai food.But Thai food can be pretty spicy.Can you handle that?" Ritesh"Yeah,I can.Then we can watch a movie together." Priyanka"Sounds romantic." Ritesh"But there's a condition" Priyanka"What condition?" Ritesh"If the date night goes well,you have to kiss me, & promise me that will go with me again on a second date.If it goes sideways, you can punish me, any punishment of your choosing." Priyanka laughed"Ok.Now go enjoy the dinner with the rest of them." A long black glass table has been set. The china plates, napkins, forks and knives,glasses placed on the table. Today's cuisine is French cuisine.They served puff pastry shells as the appetiser, Lyon styled chicken with vinegar sauce as main course, and Tulipes as dessert.The guests are talking about the places they've been.After a while, they left. Then the helps dined & cleaned everything. They lock the doors & everyone went to their room to sleep. Priyanka came to her room, closed the door but she didn't lock the door because she has a fear of being locked up in her own room , changed into night wears, took a sleeping pill with a glass of water. Then she went to sleep. While she was sleeping, she couldn't know that it is raining heavily outside. She couldn't know that someone turned the door knob, came into her room. Two people entered.One is holding a knife, he stabbed her once.Then he handed the knife to other person, who took it & stabbed her repeatedly.She couldn't scream.Then they ran. No one in the house could knew, what's just happened. Next morning, Gokul is carrying bed tea for Priyanka. She needs her bed tea by six in the morning. He knocked the door. No answer. He knocked again. Still no answer. Wondering , he turned the door knob & entered the room. He yelled a cry for help & fainted on the floor. All of the household came running, when they saw Priyanka, & so much blood, they're at a loss for words. Then they heard their Bahadur Singh to scream. They went into the garden area. Bahadur Singh pointed them towards the back gate. There lies in the pool of blood the body of Tez Bahadur, who guards the back gate.Nilesh called in the police. The police came . Senior Inspector David Roy, will be leading the investigation. He and two other inspectors Smriti Sen, & Ahmed Sheikh , canvassed the crime scene. The photographer is taking the photos.The medical examiner Dinesh Ojha, after initial examination, ruled both the incidents as homicide. He also said that both the victims were in no state to fight back.The killer struck the guard from behind with something heavy like a cricket bat. After he became unconscious, he was stabbed. There are no defensive wounds on either of them. There are no prints to be found, because the crime scene is compromised. The prints in the garden area is washed away by the heavy downpour last night.No sign of murder weapon either. The killer must have took it with him or her. The bodies are sent for autopsy. The everything is tagged & taped.The crime scene is sealed by the police. David saw the dead body, a beautiful woman, in her thirties lying dead in her bed.Who killed her,he thought. David asked everyone to gather in the living room. He wants to ask some questions. He said that he would interrogate the person who discovered the bodies of first. Gokul & Bahadur Singh sits in the sofa, opposite to David, who is sitting on a chair.He asked Gokul:"When did you find that Priyanka is dead? After finding out what did you do?"Gokul answered in a scared voice" At six a.m when I went to give her bed tea.David told him not to be scared & handed him the glass of water which is placed on the side table.Gokul drank the water .After he calmed down, he went on" After seeing her like that, I nearly fainted. I cried for help.They came running into the room."David asked" then what happened?"Gokul" everybody were pretty shocked, when we heard Bahadur.We ran towards the the garden & saw Tez.David asked if he saw something last night.Gokul replied no he didn't saw anything. He asked Bahadur when he saw Tez. Bahadur replied that his shift ended at six.He was going to the outhouse, to get rest when he saw him lying on the ground & he called the others.David asked Bahadur the duration of his shift.Bahadur said that his shift is a twelve hours shift, starts at six in the evening.David asked if Bahadur remained in his place all the time.He said that he had left the place for two minutes, he had to use the bathroom.David said"When is this?"Bahadur replied "around eleven."David asked" when did you have dinner?"Bahadur answered that Gokul would bring his dinner to him & Tez.Yesterday he had dinner at ten thirty after the guests left.David asked him" when did the guests leave?"Bahadur replied"at ten".David asked" Can anyone enter through the gate while you're away?"Bahadur said" Even if someone did,the CCTV at the gate would have recorded it.But I have checked! Nothing suspicious."David" Is there any CCTV at the back gate?"Bahadur" there was one. But it is not working.We have called the company, they have taken it to their office to repair it."David asked whose shift is the morning shift. Guru Singh, & Chandra Singh said they have morning shift at the front & back gate. David thanked both Bahadur & Gokul for their cooperation. Smriti interviewed Mrs Dsouza & the female helps.Mrs Dsouza told them about the letter. Ahmed questioned the others.Then the officers searched the house.The officers entered the antiques collections room.He asked if there's anything missing or something out of place. They said that nothing is amiss.David said that there will be two officers stationed outside.They would help if anything happens.He requested everyone not to enter the crime scene & to call him if they has to say anything.Then they left. Back at the station, Dinesh has finished the autopsy.He asked the three officers to meet him in the medical examiner's office.When they came, he said," both the victims are killed by the same murder weapon, probably a sharp kitchen knife.Tez Bahadur is killed with one stab,but Priyanka is stabbed thirty two times.It is evident that the killer wanted to kill Priyanka only.Maybe,Tez was present at the wrong place at the wrong time.Maybe, he saw something or heard something.That's why the killer killed him. David"And the wound on the back of the head on Tez?Why didn't Priyanka fight back?" Dinesh" Came from a heavy cricket bat.Priyanka was on a strong sedative." David" Was she drugged? " Dinesh" No.I checked her medical history.She had a sleeping disorder.She took the sleeping pills on her own.There's no sign of drug overdose." David" What about the killer?" Dinesh" Two different males, one left handed another right handed, probably in their thirties,six feet height, muscularly build, stabbed them." David" So we're looking for two killers?" Dinesh"Unfortunately yes." David" Is there anything else?" Dinesh"Not at the time." David"Thank you." David asked Smriti to gather information on Priyanka.He also asked to check the backgrounds of the household help, the employees, anything from her personal life, virtual life, to see if anyone held a grudge against her.He asked if Tez Bahadur's family is notified about his death.Smriti said his family in Nepal have been informed,they asked Bahadur Singh to cremate the body when the body will be returned. Smriti called David,Ahmed in her office. She has some vital information about the case. When they came, she said,"I have something to tell you.Priyanka was a grade A student,excellent at both academics & sports, especially martial arts.If she didn't took the pills,maybe she would be alive today.She became the sole boss of her company, DreamLand at twenty one.Nothing illegal about the company. I had talked to Nilesh,he had sent the papers.She filled the taxes regularly.She didn't have much of a virtual life.No one suspicious at the company, except a guy named Harsha Mehra, who was arrested two years ago, for dealing drugs, later fired. He is released six months ago.The backgrounds of the servants are clear.A guy named Abhishek Kumar, had proposed to her while they're in college,but she refused.I tried to reach him, but his phone is turned off.I have asked the telecom company to track it." I talked with her physician,she did have sleeping problem,she is suffering from it for a very long time. I also checked with the family lawyer Mr Dayal, she had made a will, rather secretively, to hand the company to Nilesh, the house to Mrs Dsouza along with the collectibles, in events of her untimely death.The lawyer said only him & Priyanka knows about this." David"When was this?And why did she made a will? She's only in her thirties,she had a perfect physical & mental health except the sleeping deprivation.Is she afraid that someone is going to killer her?Is this about the letter?" Smriti"The lawyer said Priyanka's parents died untimely,so she decided to made a will give years ago in case she died untimely too. She made the will six years ago. I don't think Priyanka gave any importance to the letter.Mrs Dsouza said that too." David"What do you know about Mrs Dsouza?Does she have any family? Smriti" She worked for the family for twenty years.She had a husband, Timothy Dsouza,who was an alcoholic & wife beater.She left him when her son Joshua died of fever to live with her employees.He died a year ago.She took care of Priyanka when her parents died,I think that's why Priyanka left the house to her." David"Why did she leave the company to Nilesh?" Smriti"According to the lawyer,Nilesh is a very honest & hard-working person.She believed him with the business & her family.She cared for him as her brother.He doesn't have any bad habits.He knew about the letter.He is single, lives with his mother in a flat close to the office.His father died many years ago.And I quote the lawyer"No one can be more deserving than him"." David"Did you find who sent the letter?" Ahmed"Yes, it is Ritesh Ahuja, & although he typed the letter, his DNA is all over the letter." David" Why did he send the letter? Ahmed"Nilesh told me that the Ahujas are family friends, but they are also business rivals.Turns out it is Ahujas who had lost the bid on the tender of the project Priyanka is working on. They also knew that the CCTV at the back gate was not working.Their son Ritesh, is on his thirties,his height is above six feet,& he played soccer at school & college,he is muscularly build.So, on a hunch, I accused him of murder.I also told him that his DNA is all over the letter.He said that he didn't killed her,he just wanted to scare her.And I think he is telling the truth, because he is not a left handed person.And he said that he asked her to go on a date with him,& she said yes.He said,"it was a stupid decision to send her the letter."" David"Really! OK, I think you are right about him. He is not her killer.He may have sent the letter,but he never wished any harm to her.If he is really meaning to kill her, he wouldn't leave his DNA all over the letter. But none at the mansion or the office had any grudge against her.Who could have killed her?" Ahmed" I think we should talk to Harsha Mehra, the person arrested for dealing drugs." David" we can,but he won't budge.He has the support of local political leaders.We need some concrete proof." Ahmed"How can we do that?" David"Let me think." Harsha is snuffing heroin in his den.He had killed someone & got away with it.The police couldn't catch him.Priyanka Singh was the reason that his world had turned upside down.Yes he was dealing drugs within the office,so what?He tried to bribe her but no use.She had to call the police.She had to fire him away.Due to his arrest, his wife & son had left him.He has no one.No other company will hire him.And Priyanka, everyone loved her, respected her.She had to die.And someone paid him to kill her. Someone else have vendetta against her. Today he would pay him the last installment of the payment.He will come here,in his den.After getting the money, he would disappear,start a new life.But before that,he had dispose the knife, the bat & the bloody clothes.He couldn't dispose that yet, because the police would pick up the scent.He had to kill the guard,or he would told the police everything.First he struck the guard with a cricket bat,which was his son's .Then he lifted the keys from that guard, opened the back door.He & his partner entered through the back door.They left the same way they came .Then he stabbed him & he put the keys back into the guard's pockets & left. His partner is obsessed with Priyanka,Harsha thought.He stalked her carefully.He knew that the CCTV at the back gate is not working.That's why they can carry out their plan.He had stabbed Priyanka once, but his partner stabbed her more than thirty times.He must have been angry with her.Harsha never bothered to ask him. But he thought,if he can kill his partner,here tonight,he can disappear with the money.He wouldn't have to fear if his partner would open his mouth to the police.He would never look back again.A new identity,a new life is waiting for him.He could see it .He just have to grab the opportunity. Suddenly he heard the footsteps.His partner has came at last.Harsha could see his shadow coming towards the den.Harsha became allergy, pulled the knife, the same knife used to kill Priyanka & the guard.The shadow is carrying the suitcase in one hand, another hand is in the pocket of his coat.When he came up close he said,"Hello Harsha, how are you?" Harsha"Good.You?""Good.Here's your money, the last of it.What will you do with the money?" Harsha"Start a new life.Forget about what happened.What about you?What will you do now?""Same here." Harsha"Hey, can I ask, why did you paired with me to kill her?" The shadow"Well, I loved her once, but she rejected me. Now I have a business too, we could run that together, I proposed her again,but no, she didn't love me.Instead she chose that Ritesh Ahuja.So I decided to kill in her." Harsha"OK,I can understand." The shadow"No you don't.Now that you have known my identity it's time for you to die.As long as you are alive,you are a loose cannon.I appreciate your help, friend I do,but you have to go, I am so sorry. I know you were thinking the same thing." Then he draw his hand out of the pocket of his coat.Now he have a gun in his hand,aimed straight at Harsha's head.He is going to pull the trigger before Harsha could even react, but then there's another shot fired,this bullet came from the revolver of a police officer,David Roy.The bullet hit person in the hand, who was holding the gun in Harsha's direction.That person has dropped his gun, & is screaming in pain, blood is flowing from the wound. David said" Abhishek Kumar, you are arrested for the murder of Priyanka Singh.We have your confession on tape.An ambulance is coming,you will be going to a nearby hospital, from there you will be escorted to the jail.The paramedics entered, carried him away in a stretcher.And Harsha Mehra you are arrested for the murder of Priyanka Singh & Tez Bahadur.You have the right to remain silent.Anything you say can and will be used in the court of law.You have a right to an attorney.Now let's go" Back in the office,Ahmed said"I didn't knew that keeping tabs on Harsha will yield a positive result so quickly." David"I didn't either.But keeping tabs on Harsha's den,as a junkie is hard.I haven't eaten anything all day.Are you hungry? I am going to order a pizza." Ahmed & Smriti said they are both hungry. The telecom company said that the phone of Abhishek turned off near Priyanka's mansion on the night of the murder.Its never been on again.But another phone's location was seen last near Priyanka's house which is Harsha's phone.It's been off for two days,but became on today morning. Smriti said that she traced the number from which Abhishek has contacted Harsha a day earlier.So David decided to position himself outside Harsha's den carefully disguised as junkies. She also said,even if Priyanka didn't had a virtual life, Ritesh had. Abhisekh didn't just stalked her, he stalked all her friends.When Ritesh posted a comment on the social media about the date, Abhishek lost it He followed Abhishek in to the den, taped the conversation.He now has proof.He obtained the murder weapon,the bat,the clothes from Harsha's house .He also obtained bloody clothes from Abhishek's house.He has brought a killer to justice.He is satisfied to do that.But he have a tiny regret,he couldn't save her. When Mrs Dsouza came to know about the killers, her eyes are filled with tears.How the only person she's been holding on to, is never going to be with her.Nilesh thought how he had lost a sister,a friend to some crazy fantasy. Priyanka's body & Tez's body are cremated.Mrs Dsouza decided to visit Gaya with her ashes. David is looking forward for the next case.


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