Vijay entered the police station and so much was going on in this mind hearing the news about Vikas.
He saw a person sitting opposite his chair, from his view he couldn't guess who it was. He saw Veeraya standing in the corner looking at the files.
On seeing Vijay, Veeraya gave his usual salute and informed that Meghana's uncle has come to meet him.
Vijay nodded and went to the cell where Vikas was kept. Sunil was taking few details from him.
Vijay went near to Vikas and said, “Are you crazy? What happened to you? Did you really kill Meghana? God!!! Do you know the consequence of your statement?”
Vikas smirked, “Yes, I did it. I killed Meghana. She despised me refusing my proposal, so I decided to close her chapter. I will never allow her to be part of someone's life other than me”, He blurted.
She never respected my love nor did she acknowledge the truth in it. She walked away that day without even realizing how much pain she had brought in and just crushed my innocent love under her feet. Why should such a person live on earth?
“My intuition has never failed me. Tell me, who asked you to say like this. Whoever it is, I can arrest them and get justice for Meghana's death. Hundread criminals might escape justice but not one innocent be punished. Have you ever heard of it? You are a true lover, but not a killer… tell me”, Vijay shouted.
CI Parasuram said, “Control yourself Vijay”, as he entered into station. Vijay turned back and saluted him.
“Vijay, he has admitted that he killed her, so why are you trying to pursue him that he didn’t. Are you planning to drag this case? This is not the only case we have so take his statement and file the FIR and damn close the case. Already we are getting too much media attention on this case”, Parasuram said.
Then he turned to Veeraya and said, “Veeraya, minister is coming for a shop opening ceremony in MG Road. Send few of our people for security, I’ve to go and meet Mayer”.
Before leaving the station he patted Vijay’s shoulder and said “Take it easy man”.
Vijay sighed and sat in his chair. Meghana's uncle was observing all these drama.
Meghana's uncle said, “Sir, Meghana had mentioned about him few times . I too have a strong feeling that he could have killed her. Please take my statement and file a case against him. We should not leave these criminals in the society”.
Vijay looked at him in a manner that told him he knows what has to be done and then asked, “May I know your name?”
“My name is Sudhakar Rao, working in Andhra Bank” and gave his visiting card to him.
“Where were you when she at the time of her death?” Vijay asked.
“I was in Mumbai branch to take care of some office work. I was informed about her death and immediately rushed to Bangalore. We are still not able to digest the fact”, his eyes turned moist.
Vijay asked, “Please, tell me more about Meghana's early days with you and your family”.
“Meghana lost her parents when she was studying in 10th, since then she had lived with us. We don’t have kids of our own, so we took care of her like our daughter. She had an independent nature and didn't want to depend on us. So when she got her job she informed us that she decided to live on her own and promised to visit us when she was free from job”, he took a break for a while
Then he continued, “She trusted few and had very few friends. Sir, we had planned to give her away in marriage this year and even started to find bridegrooms for her ,but unfortunately… this happened...”, and he was neither able to complete his sentence nor control his tears.
Vijay remained silent until he relaxed.
“When did she tell you about Vikas?”
“During her visit to our place, she told a couple of times. I didn’t take it too seriously”, he said.
“Hmmmm… anyway, thanks for coming. I’ll call you if I need any more information”, Vijay stood and shook his hand.
“Certainly, Sir”, and he left.
Once he left Sunil came near him and whispered, “For some reason I don’t like his face, he looks cunning”.
Vijay laughed and became busy in preparing the FIR. Some part of his mind was thinking why Vikas did like that.
Later he got a call from CI and he was needed in MG road for minister's security.
On the way, Vijay said to stop the vehicle all of sudden. Sunil looked startled and stopped the vehicle with sudden break.
“Look that side, seems to be an accident”, Vijay said by pointing Sunil to the direction of the accident.
They got down immediately and went to the spot. People who were surrounding the scene gave way to them seeing their police uniforms.
A girl was arguing with a bike guy. It appeared as though a guy had hit the vehicle and the scooty was lying down by the force the bike hit it. She was holding her elbow tight and it was bleeding.
He recognized her, Abhignya the girl whom he met in PES Institute. Sunil too recognized her.
Sunil reacted quickly and grabbed the bike guy's shirt collar and yelled, “Has Govt given license to kill people, loafer, show me your license”. The bike guy kept quiet after seeing him and searched his purse to get the license.
Sunil said, “Sir, I’ll take care of him please take madam to hospital”.
“Abhignya, please come with me, it is still bleeding, he said and asked her to sit in his vehicle.
She was not sure if she can go with him and seemed hesitant to go in a police jeep. But he convinced her that it would be better if she gets treated first and so saying he took her by hand and did the first-aid in vehicle.
On reaching the hospital, she was treated for her injury and they provided a room for her to take the rest for some time. Vijay and Abhignya were left alone in that room.
Both had different thoughts going on in their mind.
Vijay was thinking,
“What is going on here? What I’m doing here? Why am I worrying like this for her when she met with an accident? Being in duty I’m not supposed to spend my time like this. Would I care if someone else was in her place? Off course, I would have cared, but how far? Maybe I would have called an ambulance and send them in it, but definitely not taken them personally to the hospital”.
Vijay was caught in an unknown feeling. He couldn't decide as to what is going on with him. He liked the feeling though and felt his senses were not in his control when she was near him.
And what Abhignya was thinking is a mystery! A girls mind thinks a lot than guys under such situations...
Is he falling in love ??????????
(To Be Continued...)