Rajesh lowered his eyes and tears kept falling from his eyes as Raghav kept talking to me. “He will never ever do anything wrong Kalpi? It’s sure your misunderstanding…I’m shocked that you too believe that there is a curse on this house…Just like those people keep saying that this house is haunted…Do you really think that this house is cursed Kalpi?”
I held his hand and said “I’m sorry Raghav…If I had not seen Rajesh serving your dad yesterday, I wouldn’t have claimed…”
“Stop calling him my dad Kalpi…” Raghav screamed and left my hand. He pointed his finger in anger towards me and said firmly “He isn’t my dad. He is just my mom’s murderer…He killed her and now he’s dead…You got it? He is dead.” I saw the anger and frustration in Raghav’s eyes and his eyes turned bright red. I had hurt him a lot.
“In any case, the police has confirmed that Sonia was attacked by an animal…Rajesh told me this yesterday itself…” Rajesh looked at Raghav and nodded his head. I stared at Rajesh and pleaded him to tell the truth but he ignored my gesture.
Raghav was adamant to hear anything and he left for office and I kept thinking in my room as there was nobody here who could trust me or believe me. Raghav was right on his point as Rajesh was a father figure to him and I hurt him by pointing fingers on his father. Rajesh, on the other hand, was keeping mum on this issue.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.