When you have love on your side, not even the devil can touch you..(concluding part)
Continued from here.
The following day, we happen to run into his wife at the supermarket. We had seen her pictures in the house and knew how she looked. At first, I didn’t want to look at her, but then, I saw that she was all smiles and didn’t look like a woman who has just lost her husband. In fact, she looked just the opposite. Rajat suggested that we go over and talk to her.
“Hi, I heard about your husband. I’m so sorry. How are you holding up?” I asked showing a bit of concern
“What can you do against God’s wish. I’m doing ok. I really miss him. We were separated but in touch a lot” she said. But to me, she looked like someone whose just been freed from a locked room after a long time and starting to live their life.
“We loved each other so much but his work was his priority and after a point I couldn’t take it and left him” she continued
“Oh, his pharmacy took up a lot of his time?” I asked suddenly realising I shouldn’t have this information on me.
“No, his other work. His love for socialising. He had joined this group of people who met once or twice a month with the aim to do good for the society. They had these projects to work on for the upliftment of the society. It is a good organization no doubt, but I think there was a man in that group who was a bad influence on him. He had my husband involved in something dangerous. You might think I’m just blabbering but I knew him. He had changed within and that’s why he’s been killed.” she confessed
“Are you sure about this?” I asked
“Yes, I’m sure. I don’t know why I told you all of this” she said scratching her head
“Maybe you wanted to get this out in the open” I said reassuring her by patting her on her back. Sometimes, if you just speak your heart out, it makes you feel lighter and satisfied from the inside. It’s just that you have said your mind and you don’t care what the other person thinks.
I looked at Rajat and we said our byes. This was golden information and we needed to cash in on it. We knew we had to get more information on that guy from the social group. Rajat asked around and got invited to the meeting as a prospect. He said it was a guy’s only meeting so had to go alone. When he came home that night he was shaken up. He woke me up to tell me all about it. He said that he found the guy and he was a hazardous man.
“No wonder Ankur Chawla died. And I think he is the one whose sending us these messages.” He said
“Did he know who you were?” I asked trying to sound calm
“No, I don’t think so; He had Ankur delivering things for him from overseas”
“Huh? What kind of things?”
“I think he’s smuggling drugs through Ankur’s pharmacy”
“Oh God” I exclaimed
“And, I think he’s the one who killed Ankur, not you” he said
“How can you say that?” I asked all excited
“Look at all the evidence. How would anyone know what happened inside a house at night.” He explained
“How do we prove it?”
“We need a confession from him”
“How is that possible. He will never say he did it” I said confused
“I have a plan, now sleep. I will tell you everything in the morning” said Rajat and kissed me good night
We now had to wait for the next meeting and to meet the guy again. We wanted to call the authorities and get them on our side but they wouldn’t believe us without a proof so, we decided to record the conversation.
“Hello, so we meet again Rajat” said the guy
“Hello sir, what a pleasure to see you again” said Rajat shaking the guy’s hand
“Can we talk in private?” asked Rajat
“I know what you did with that pharmacist guy” said Rajat
“And what is that?”
“I am just saying I can do it better”
“Oh, that’s what you’re getting at. I’m glad my work is being noticed. You know the rules, you do my work correctly, you have a smooth life and if you mess up then you end up in the dumpster” he said with his eyes gleaming.
“I’m aware of that. But I need to hear it from you again”
“What do you want to know” he said in an irritated tone
“How did you kill him, that pharmacist guy?” asked Rajat
“Why is it important to you?”
“I need to know everything before I get my hands dirty” Rajat said quickly and switched his phone on to record it quietly.
“Great, I sent my men after him and he ran away. Very cleverly he went inside a house and thought he evaded us but he should’ve known better. My men have the capability to do wonders. They sneaked inside the house and killed him making it look like somebody else did it” he elucidated.
“Huh? I didn’t understand that”
“What? Are you dumb? My men killed the pharmacist after the girl hit him on the head. He was just unconscious and as soon as the girl went out they made sure he never got up again. And what’s more, it was his own wife who killed him”
“Oh my God. You are evil; it’s a deal then” said Rajat and shook his hand.
At that very moment, the police came inside and arrested the guy. He also confessed that Ankur’s wife concocted the whole plan and she was the one who wanted him dead. She wanted his property and money all to herself.
Rajat was astonished to see me along with them. He hugged me and knew I was behind him all along.
“This was risky what you just did my love. You shouldn’t have come here” he said still holding me tight
“I couldn’t leave you alone in this. After all, it was my mess” I said
The police arrested the guy with evidence and told us that he was wanted for many years. And without proof they couldn’t arrest him. With this, he would go in for a long time. They congratulated us for such a brave effort and to put a dangerous criminal behind bars.
I was finally free of the guilt and breathed a sigh of relief and all with the help from my soulmate. Without him I would still be in that guilt zone and running around all my life. Now, I can start afresh and live my life with my love.
All’s well that ends well.