Failed to Deliver

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Manish attends the door knock.

Astonished he says, “Hello inspector.”

“Are you Mr. Manish Bhanot?”

“Ye…s. But what happened? I have not complained about anything.”

“We have come to arrest you in case of the murder of famous theatre actress Tuhina Ghosh.”

“Arrest???”

“Tuhina is my friend ?? I talked to her yesterday only.”

“Oh! Mr. Obsessed fan enough, come with us.”

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In the police station, Manish is being interrogated. A letter was shown to Manish which read

Tuhi,

I LOVE YOU. WILL YOU MARRY ME?

Mani.

“Is this your handwriting? Is that your letter? We got your address from this.”

“Ye…s. It’s mine but…”

Thrashing harshly, the police howled, “So you killed her because she didn’t marry you. Such celebrities have many fans like you….”

Gathering himself from all the traumatic tortures he underwent, and the shock that Tuhina is dead and he is suspected killer he mumbled, “Sir, Tuhi is my friend. I talked to her yesterday only.”

Slapping him harshly the police yelled, “Just quite. You scoundrel, we all talk to celebrities in dreams. Your call records have no such calls details.”

With much effort, Manish lifts his face and says, “Sir, I talk to Tuhi from this 9993735101.”

“Too smart. Kamble check call records.”

“Sir Tuhi is my school friend, 1990 batch of Neel Niketan school of Shantipura, Udaipur. Pranabh, Jia, and Saket are our friends. These are their contacts.”

“Kamble confirm these too.”

“I wrote this letter every day to Tuhi, in a hope to get a reply. Every day she talked to me but never mentioned about this letter to me. So I thought maybe I am not of her kind.”

Kamble hands over the proofs and says, “Sir, he is right.”

There in her junkyard, we found this valentine card with this torn diary page

My Love Mani,

Hope this letter reaches you. You are my everything. I wished to be with you always but you never showed interest. You are going to marry. Good. But life without you is meaningless for me. So I end up here.

Tuhi.

 

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