One clue and that too blurred! Mobile phones the children have to keep nowadays (online classes) and that day when he was to die, Shariq never carried it where he was to meet his death!
-‘Of course in the water bed as a drowned child he could not state those horrifying moments but what he has left is speaking in hidden tones. And one of those is did he deserve that kind of death? Any mother would say no and would have gone head along to fight it out. Rukkayia tried to do that but could not have propelled herself to achieve that. She was a subdued lady till she met me. I could not have helped her instantly but just told one word, ‘patience’ that was the key here. But when she shot back at me that on 8th of June 2021 her world fell apart, when her son Shariq died and I was telling her to keep ‘Sabar’ (patience), it was time for action and I began rolling my fingers on the keyboard of my lovely little instrument though I make it cry at odd hours of the twenty four we have in a day’. This time too I’m!’
-‘By the look of things, the way the Police have mobilized themselves it very much looks that they are not far off from the solution. Had they not been sure Manzoor Kohli is basically an intelligent kid but loves the long distance run rather than getting into a sprint mode straight away. From the very look at the first glance this looked to be a murder. The initial time where things would have been motoring along to solve this mystery has been lost but a few clues (which are now with Police) this case can be cracked and all the methods of crime investigation the police knows, just an intelligent practical execution is required and there is not a single case that a sincere Police officer cannot solve. This is not a big man or a high profile individual but a small boy who perhaps knew a lot about criminals and was hesitant to tell it to someone in his own house and that included the parents. Perhaps that is the reason as to why Rukkayia was running to the Police Station because she did have some idea as to why it happened’!
It’s an old adage in criminal investigation that the human mind thrills at a few things so much as making connections. discovering and finally solving. If the clues are zeroed on then in this case the culprits seemingly are two and perhaps the dead kid knew both of them. Moreover it was a planned kill because the cover ups were all tailor stitched. The only question that remained unanswered are, was the police informed? If they were and the police did not act then the fault is of Police and then spring out unforeseeable corollaries. If they weren’t then the Police has all the right to screw up the people who caused the hindrance for the parents not to report the case. But Rukkayia did? Then why was the Mendhar Police stammering and stuttering? Again the connotations are many!
The second and third flow out of the first because the post mortem was not done but that can be still. Third, where was the hurry and scurry to bury the child at midnight?
These leads take us to a straightforward parody that there was someone who never wanted the truth to come out? And there were many singing the same chorus! But the truth will emerge! Trust me it would!
mazing to think of what a man, could be a woman too, could achieve something sensational with the simple ability to put their minds at spinning an indecent yarn. This was a stinker where a child was put to death by bare and ugly hands. They (killers) wanted to test the wits of the investigators against the full pitch of brazenness in execution, and they wanted to win. To be dazzled at their own rot they had spread. They manipulated everyone but the parents refused to buckle. Any parent would have done so if their child was killed so mercilessly. Things have begun to happen in a huge way as Manzoor Kohli has set himself up for a mission and this is what he has so far done:
Now when the case has blown up and burst apart like a bloated gas filled balloon the Police has gotten into action in a big way and has begun recording statements of the ‘Kacheri backers’. By the way as per Sadiq the Police too wanted the same thing to happen. But it could not have!
The suspects have been lined up and are being interrogated and finally Rukkayia’s pleas and applications are bearing the desired results as that is what she wanted.
The search of Sadiq’s house was carried out in detail and in the search a mobile phone was traced but as per the sources the same had been formatted.
But some data still can be fetched back by the technical team. Maybe not be whole but some? But the basic question is who formatted it? The man who did so has to be a technical expert at data analysis that for sure Shariq could not have been? Then who. Rukkayia cannot do it and neither can Sadiq. The sisters can be ruled out? Then who else?
What was such an important thing that was deleted? This can be found out from the man who did so. And by the way who all knew that Shariq had a mobile? Other than his parents, someone else also did? But who? He/she has to be from the household other than the parents and the little sisters of Shariq. Why should an outsider show so much urgency in latching on to the phone and then get it into format processing?
Was the same done from a mobile shop expert in Mendhar? Could be a possibility again but all this has to be investigated.
The final assertion still has to come from a post mortem and that can be done only after the body is exhumed as that would be the time when the skeletons would start rolling out!
Mind you a child has been killed and the mother believes that he was murdered? It is up to the Mendhar Police to unearth and excavate the person or persons who did it?
This file cannot be closed just like that because the culprits are moving around but with a hidden guilt. Such people are very easy to trace if the eye of the investigator is sharp enough and by all means Manzoor Kohli’s is!
On glancing over many murder cases in which investigators have studied the methods used my many in solving those cases, one thing does emerge and that is that some are tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange but most of them were solved within days or weeks. It’s an art to solve the case in hand and in Jammu and Kashmir Police there are some supremely gifted investigators who do it rather for the love of the art to just do it and love the unusual and fantastic! ZA. Jaffri is a great and gifted man at investigations. He did it the other day in the Shehnaaz case. Can he repeat it in Shariq’s case? My gut feeling says that he can and he will! Anyway a great beginning has been made and the end too would be superb!