A MURDER IN THE CHURCH
By Neel Anil Panicker
Inspector Sharma’s hawk eyes scanned the high domed pearl white Victorian archways of St. Thomas Church.
Men, women and children, some young enough to be held in their mothers’ arms, seated all around him in benches, in two rows and six long columns that extended all the way from the pulpit to the main jam packed hallway.
From a hexagonal slit in the balcony twenty feet high watched Carlos the Rat, the scourge of the entire police machinery.
And in the crosshairs of his long range telescopic gun was Rama Krishnan, his bete noire and also the Cochin City Mayor.
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