Back in the court room, everyone gets seated in silence as they hear “The court resumes”.
Maya: Miss, could you introduce yourself and explain your connection to the victim to the court please?
Devi: My name is Devi, I am a roommate and friend of the victim Seema, we are orphans born in chintamani, and we were brought up in an orphanage. Seema and I came to the city to pursue our Bachelor studies. As with my connection to the case as such, Seema used my identity.
Maya: Devi, please feel free to interrupt me when I go wrong while I speak this through. Your honour, as presented by the witness, Seema used Devi’s identity to deceive rich men whom she intentionally wanted to hurt by cheating on them. She was killed by the defendant for he knew she was going to cheat on him and he could not get over that. We have sworn statements on that by the suspect himself which were collected in the previous session.
Pranav : Objection your honour, defendant has only said that he was being avoided, and that does not deem to be a clear motive, I request you to declare this part of the argument wasteful.
Judge: Objection sustained.
Maya: Your honour, I wish to produce a witness which will clearly establish the motive.
Mr.Ram, do you recognize this book?
Maya held a book in front of his face, and Ram’s face lit like a lantern and one could figure he was very happy to be seeing the book, he said “yeah sure, this is the best”.
Pranav wondered what the hell he was doing, he had instructed him that there is no harm in accepting that he had read that book but his gestures made Pranav a bit uneasy.
Maya: Could you please tell us about the book?
Ram: Awesome book, it stands up to what it is called, Pankaja has indeed written a beautiful book, good entertainment. You want me to give you some bits of it?
Pranav wanted to shout out lout “what the fuck?” and slap Ram in the face, but he held on to his bench.
Ram: It is about this guy who falls in love with a girl and turns in to a serial killer after he was betrayed by his squeeze, he is good, and he drained the blood out of those bitches.
There was a chaos in the court, with folks laughing out loud, until the jury herself had to bring order to the court.
Maya:Your honour, it could not get any easier, the message is quite clear. I am through your honour.
Judge: Does defense wish to cross?
Pranav : Yes your honour.
Pranav : Miss, do you as well recognize this book?
Devi: Yes Sir, Seema had that book with her, she gave it to me the day before she was killed.
Pranav: Did she tell you anything while she did so?
Devi: Yes, she said “He knows and he is going to kill me”.
Pranav : So it would not be wrong if we conclude she knew in advace that she will be dead the next day?
Devi: I am just here to testify, I am not to give any opinion.
Pranav: Fair enough, your honour, please note this point.
Pranav : Miss, could you give us the name of his? The one Seema was referring to?
Devi: Seema said it was a person called Purushotham.
Pranav: Point to be noted your honour. I am done your honour.
Judge: We are about to wind up.
Pranav: Your honour, I request you to facilitate the court with a psychiatrist for tomorrow’s session.
Judge: Request granted, one of the principal psychiatrists form NIMHANS will be summoned. Any thing else?
Pranav: No your honour.
Judge: The court is adjourned