Don't Disturb a Sleeping Dog.
The first impulse of anger is revenge which leads one to crime. However cleverly crimes are committed, they eventually get detected and punished, even after the person relinquished crime.
Arohga was an unassuming teacher who looked like a simpleton. He was lured by Raknas who was a black-listed business man of Suris; he carried on business making Arohga a nominal CEO of their company. When he took an independent decision, he was blamed and abused; it angered him and he assumed the charge of the company. He secured the tender for constructing the dam across river Saras, won the friendship of Ivar the king of Suris and of other heads of countries. When Suris adopted democratic form of government, Arohga helped Ivar to become president and expected to be rewarded with prime minister’s position. Ivar’s relatives, Uhar and Tuek talked Ivar out of it and he appointed Uhar as Prime minister and Tuek as Finance minister. Arohga was enraged. He kept his cool, won the confidence of the trio and made them voluntarily walk into the traps in the shape of land fertilization scheme and gold mining scheme, Arohga prepared for them, without leaving his trace.
Arohga carried a lot of government money and went to Wazit. One evening, a daily wage earner Limar, mistook him for her husband Mirak whom he resembled closely and forced him to follow her to their home. They spent the night together. Taking advantage of his resemblance to Mirak, Arohga faked his death by causing Mirak to kill himself in a road accident. Arohga escaped to Droh taking the name of Mirak.
A rich widow Yoram, who did not want her property to pass on to her brother Hesnag, married Arohga. He came to know that she had a problem with excessive intake of food. He arranged for a reconciliation between the brother and sister. Arohga arranged for a feast on his fake birthday. Yoram and Hesnag were very happy to come together and Hesnag fed her with excess of tasty dishes because he was unaware of her problem. She could not withstand the food and it was too late for the doctor’s help.
Arohga offered to bring Limar to Droh and to marry her; she accepted. Arohga encouraged her to educate herself; she became a graduate. He remained a good loving husband. He bought a robotics lab and eventually made baby robots which could smile, laugh or cry. A demonstration was arranged.
Nomis was a CID officer of Suris who did not believe that Arohga died. With the permission of the government, he began to chase Arohga’s trail and finally was able to locate him at the demonstration. They met in Arohga’s office. He disclosed everything to Nomis who tried to record it secretly. That office was equipped to prevent electronic recording of sound or picture within that office!
Limar happened to hear Arohga describe how he caused the death of Mirak. She contacted Nomis and obtained all information he knew about Arohga. He guessed that Limar met Nomis. Arohga supplemented her with other details of his version of his life and the kind of life he had been leading after marrying her. He left the choice of punishing him or pardoning him entirely to her discretion.
After careful thought she concluded that
1. He was not guilty of committing any crime directly,
2. The purpose of punishment was reforming the individual; when the individual reformed himself and was living a pious life, there was no longer any need to punish him.
Nomis persevered, gathered further proof and confronted Arohga and Limar and almost convinced her. When Arohga found all escape routes closed, he committed suicide right in their presence, to escape arrest and humiliation.
Published: 2 September 2016
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