“The killer is a serial killer ... about this I don’t think anybody would have any doubt” John started glancing over the officers sat before him.
“ I think you better directly come to the point” Impatiently Boss said.
John did not like his Boss’s interruption, but he did not show it on his face.
“ The first person who had been killed by killer is Sani, second victim was Huyana, the third was Utina and the recent victim was Niyole” John again glanced over everybody except Boss.
“ And now the fifth victim will the one whose name would start with “Y” John revealed as if revealing the suspense.
Boss was getting interested, but he did not show it on his face.
“ How can you be so sure of it?” Somebody asked.
“ I will come to it” John took a deep breath.
Now everybody was hearing with concentration.
“ During every murder the killer tried to leave behind a clue.. The common factor of all those clues was ‘Zero’ .. And now recently, during the fourth murder the killer has written on the wall ‘ Who invented zero?’ ... the secrete of the next murder is hidden in this very question.” John continued,
“That way who invented zero? - is a debatable issue..”
Now John started to brief everybody on the known facts about the invention of zero. Everybody except Dan was hearing with interest, as he was waiting for an opportunity to go out of the board room.
Original Novel by Sunil Doiphode
English Version by Mugdha Apte .