The Coded Murder
Alex (Victim), John (Murderer), Michael (Detective), Dan (Michael's
assistant), Dr Williams (Forensic Lab Doctor)
Scene I: (Murder Spot)
Alex, a famous
software programmer is working on PDA on the terrace of the
fifteenth floor of a sixty storied building, as he looks up,
there a thud sound and the next moment he is lying on the
floor trying to write something on his PDA. He dies soon but
before his final breath he hides his PDA. Soon, a man comes
and steals his laptop kept beside his carcass and disappears
into the night .But soon Michael, a private detective, Michael
along with his assistant, Dan appear on the Murder spot)
Dan (Looking puzzled): There seem to be no bullet mark on
his body, no stabbing marks either. I could only find this
PDA. Michael: Dan, you're totally dumb, Take his body to the
Forensic Lab. See if that PDA can give some clues.
Dan: Hmmm, this note
in the PDA says 'P.S. look for 10.15.8.14' and it seems it written
around the time of the murder. Michael: It's your job to crack this
code. It's seems the victim knew the murderer and noted it down
here. And the alphabet keys aren't working and so he was forced
to write the message with the numeral keys.
(Meanwhile, the murderer was devastated to find that the laptop
contained not even a bit of what he wanted, a code that Alex wrote
and could make him richer by a million, he turns back to the murder
spot to get the victim's mobile phone but could only see detectives
investigating the murder area, disappointed he goes back)
Scene II (Forensic Lab)
Dr. Williams: The victim died of a cracked skull; it seems that
something was dropped on his head that caused his murder.
(Michael gets a flashback that he had encountered a pebble on the
terrace but ignored it.)
Michael: Doc, Can a pebble be responsible for this?
(Dr. Williams ponders over Michael's thought for some time and finally
comes with an answer.)
Dr Williams: Yes, a pebble can be responsible for this. If a pebble
is dropped from a huge height it will accumulate a huge amount of
kinetic force which will be adequate to crack a human skull.
Michael: Excellent Doc, That'll really help us to solve this case.
Dr Williams: Don't thank me, that's my job.
(At that very moment Dan comes in excitedly)
Michael: What's crakin' Dan?
Dan: I've got a good news and a bad one. I'll tell you the good
one first. I cracked the code
Michael: Did you really?
Dan: Yes I did, now listen carefully; as we all know English language
has twenty-six Alphabets. If we correspond each alphabet to a number
then A will stand for 1, B will stand for 2 and so on, so J stands
for 10, O stands for 15, H stands 8 and N stands for 14 .Therefore
the code is 'Please look for John'
Michael: That was really good Dan. What's the bad news?
Dan: John is a computer programmer and is quite rich; he is leaving
the country in his private plane within an hour from his Kingston
Michael: This news is really crap. I've gotta leave now.
Scene III (John's mansion's take off area)
(Michael is driving his car slowly behind John's plane. The plane
speeds and so does his car. Michael jumps from his car onto the
runway wheels which goes inside the plane and gets in the plane
and kills one of John security persons with his silenced pistol
and soon reaches the place where John is sitting and points his
mouser towards him)
Michael: Come on; speak out why you killed Alex.
John (With a sly smile): I don't think I'm gonna tell that. But
I think it's your turn to join Alex up there.
(John kicks Michael, calls his three guards and takes cover while
(The first guard shoots
but Michael dodges the gunfire, kicks him hard and shoots him on
his head and kills him and jumps up. The second guards attempts
to shoots him but Michael dives in times and the bullet hits the
third guard and kills him. Michael then dodges some punches and
kicks from the final guard and stabs him in his intestines and gets
rid of the three guards, but during the gunfight one bullet hits
the pilot and kills him, the plane begins to crash)
Michael: Come out John. We're now both gonna die now.
(John realizes this and reveals everything. Michael hears everything
a takes out two parachutes and they both jump) (Just as they land
John seizes an opportunity to kill Michael and punches him hard
on his head. Michael dodges it twists his hand and kicks him on
his head, John collapses and falls. Michael points his gun towards
Michael: You're gonna die. John: I won't let you kill me.
(John quickly takes out his gun and kills himself)
(Micheal is disappointed he couldn't catch John alive but happy
he could solve the case)
Contributing Story Teller: Siddharth