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The Spider’s Web (Part XII)

Keshav had left strict instructions with the security about the man. He had said that they should allow the man to enter the hospital premises in the dead of the night, though it was not the visiting hour. “Anna, how did you know it was Fakar Singh?” Radha asked later. ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part XI)

It was a man and his face appeared to be covered by a mask. He removed something out of his pant pocket. The road light that entered through the window bounced off the shining blade. He swung his hand up and the lights went on, instantly. Radha had slipped to ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part X)

“Oh my God!” Radha exclaimed. Kartik continued, “She got hit by a speeding car while crossing the main road. I’m at the hospital. Get here asap.” “Shit, Anna. You shouldn’t have thought of this plan.” The scene at the hospital was pathetic. Inside the emergency room, doctors were struggling to ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part IX)

It was Kartik’s plan to get Rita out of the influence of her parents and slowly bring up the topic of the murder; then, record the entire dialogue on a digital voice recorder. But, fate had something else in store for them. As planned, Radha called Rita and told her ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part VIII)

“But, wasn’t the car owned by the Singhs” Radha still had doubts. “No. The limozine was hired for a Mr. Khurana by a woman over the phone. The rental agency had been requested the driver to meet Mr. Khurana at an isolated spot. The police found the driver’s dead body ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part VII)

That evening, Kartik was lucky enough to find a whole white napkin and a tube of foundation covered with Rita’s finger-prints. What had happened was under Kartik’s instructions, Radha had intentionally spilled the foundation from the tube on her dressing table. Having a helpful nature, Rita immediately rushed forward to ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part VI)

When the brother-sister team reached the Singh’s flat, Rita and her parents were packing to leave for Delhi. She was supposed to stay back until the entire investigation of the case was over. “Rita, this is bad,” Radha said ruefully. “My dance performance is coming up tomorrow and you are ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part V)

“What happened to Roma?” Kartik asked. “She died of burn wounds from a gas leak.” “Didn’t Fateh Singh also die of burn wounds from a gas leak?” “Yes,” Mrs. Kaul said, tears welling in her eyes. “Is there some connection between your sister’s and your husband’s death?” Kartik demanded, looking ...

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The Spider’s Web (Part IV)

When Rita could speak, she said that she did not know anything about the pills. Though the officer would not believe it and registered it as an accident. To be on the safer side, Rita’s parents agreed to appoint Kartik as her attorney. It took a couple of weeks for ...

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