Mushtaq in his mid 40s a tall,slim and an intelligent and wise police officer,reached the place of crime, Bunglow No. 39 Pollock street, David Polson died on the spot, being hit by an iron rod at the left side of his head. The bunglow is exquisitely beautiful inside, the dead body was in the living room, being taken for postmortem, Mushtaq investigated the room in detail, the iron rod was lying there stained in blood, no other hint. The house seems quite undisturbed, except one, no other proof to get a clue of burglary in the house.
Mushtaq enquired everyone, there was no one in the house who lives with him, her daughter is now settled in abroad for her further studies. David left alone to live by his own.
David running in his 60s, a retired professor of English literature very kind and generous, a true gentleman. Jennifer was his friend and student whom he teaches literature. She is from humble upbringing, she finishes her work at home, leave for David ‘s house every day at 1’ o clock in the afternoon sometimes she brings along her 5 years old son James and ask him to sit quietly, David use to give chocolates and candies to James and a drawing book with crayon colors and pencils, while she takes lessons from David she is preparing for her Entrance Test for post graduation in English literature in a college and hence taking private tutions, more so from him because of his kind genuine nature and also she loves to be in company of teacher whom she adore for his love for the subject and aspire to be professor like him. She is young lady in her early twenties with bold eyes, exquisitely beautiful skin, slender body with a child like innocence on her face, very well behaved. She is every way a high class lady among other.
The room where David use to teach Jennifer, is quite dark with huge windows those seems to be closed for long, to seclude him from the chaos of outer world, light coming through the painted colorful windows pane is the only light, brighting the room, a separate corner table at the end of the room with an electric kettle and coffee beans powder in a jar with a coffee filter besides it, and a huge library on the wall from one end to other, filled with books.
Not a single thing in this room seems to be disturbed, he pulled the right hand drawer of his study table, found few pair of glasses and a Breguet wrist watch, and few pencils, crayon colours and few boxes of candies and chocolates in the left drawer. The table was big enough to keep his books piled up and few note pads and papers, a pen stand and a photo frame of his daughter Ellina. Suddenly, Mushtaq noticed a paper kept folded under the table lamp.
He picked up the paper, its was written by (the name) Jennie
My apologies to you I won’t be able continue my studies as Peter don’t want me to continue my studies, for last few days he is tormenting so much for my visiting to your house and also doubting my integrity. He left me and James in a street at mid night and asked me to leave with James. You know all, my longing to be independent and to lead a life with respect and dignity.
Only hope to overcome all my pains in life is to left onto Divine. I am praying every second to Him to give me strength to face this difficult path to be self reliant and resume to my studies soon.”
Ellina reached with her baggage and broke down at crime spot.
Jennifer was summoned in a room to disclose the matter, Mushtaq enquired about his husband Peter, she was more dumbstuck to utter any word, after much persuasion she disclosed in front of him. She met David to return her fees for the college admission, Peter followed her in his drunken state, had a brawl with her infront of David’s Banglow over the issue. Peter came inside the bunglow with the iron rod lying in the garden and hit David and left the place in hurry, when he too met with an accident, (while crossing the road a truck hit him and he died on the spot), his dead body is in the morgue, she was not in a condition to say more, she was under trauma to witness the death of his husband and a guilt of being the sole reason for the death of David Polson.
Ellina entered the room where Jennifer was being investigated, she is in her late twenties tall, very elegant. A gynecologist by profession, went to U.S for specialization in oncology. In her separate conversation with Mushtaq she answered all the questions.
The investigation went for hours, finally both left for police station to prepare the final report on the investigation as top priority. The final rites of her father done in weeks time. Ellina left for abroad with heavy heart leaving the fond memories of his father and her birth place.
After few days Mushtaq reached, where Jennifer resides, Jennifer was packing all the household items as she had to leave the house as this place was only rented out for company personnel. Mushtaq entered with a lawyer with a smile and disclosed the matter related to the WILL prepared by David just two days before his death, a lawyer came along with Mushtaq read the WILL. It says, “THE TEN PER CENT OF MY ENTIRE PROPERTY IS DONATED TO MS.JENNIFER D’SOUZA.” the lawyer took her signature on the document and handed over the property paper with a broad smile.Tears rolled down from her eyes for the old man.Before leaving her house Mushtaq told her that, Ellina has also, allowed her to live in the house as long as she want, as, she want someone to take care of her father’s memories. She may settle in abroad and will marry her boyfriend soon. She would love to see you there. They left her to see her with new beginning.