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The Missing Heir

Chapter 1

As the sun set on a balmy summer evening, the news of the disappearance of the illustrious Raghuvanshi family’s heir, Raj Raghuvanshi, reverberated through the city. The Raghuvanshi family, with their vast empire in the oil and gas industry, had been one of the most influential families in the country for generations. Raj, the only son of the current CEO, Viraj Raghuvanshi, and his wife, Rani Raghuvanshi, was known to be groomed for the family’s legacy.

Detective Tejasvini, renowned for her acumen in solving the most intricate cases, was assigned to the case. She arrived the next morning at the Raghuvanshi mansion, a palatial estate that exuded opulence and grandeur, ready to begin her investigation.

As she strode through the mansion’s imposing entrance, Tejasvini was struck by the ostentatious display of wealth, with the walls adorned with priceless works of art and the furniture made of the finest materials. It was evident that the Raghuvanshi were accustomed to a life of luxury.

Viraj Raghuvanshi, a towering figure with a stern demeanor, greeted Tejasvini.

“Detective Tejasvini,” he said, “thank you for coming. We need to find my son as soon as possible.”

Tejasvini acknowledged him with a nod. “I understand, Mr. Raghuvanshi. Can you tell me what happened?”

Viraj explained that Raj had attended a party the previous night and had left around midnight. He had not been seen or heard from since.

Tejasvini requested to speak to the guests at the party and commenced her investigation.

As Tejasvini interrogated the guests, she discerned that Raj had been acting enigmatically in the days leading up to his disappearance. He had been distant and withdrawn, and some of his friends had even expressed concern about his mental state.

Tejasvini delved deeper and uncovered that Raj had been involved in a clandestine relationship with a woman named Nisha. They had been seeing each other for months, but Raj had kept it concealed from his family and friends.

Tejasvini realized that Nisha could hold the key to finding Raj. She tracked her down and arranged to meet her.

Nisha was apprehensive when Tejasvini arrived. “I don’t know anything,” she said. “I swear.”

Tejasvini scrutinized her intently. “You and Raj were close, were you not?”

Nisha hesitated before acquiescing. “Yes. We were seeing each other.”

“Why did he keep it a secret?”

Nisha cast her gaze downwards. “His family wouldn’t approve. They had someone else in mind for him.”

“Who?”

Nisha hesitated again. “His father wanted him to marry a woman named Meera. She’s from a wealthy family, and they thought it would be a good match.”

Tejasvini took note of the name and expressed her gratitude to nisha for her time.

Tejasvini’s sharp intuition led her to believe that Nisha was not being entirely forthright, and there was more to the story than meets the eye.

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Chapter 2

Tejasvini’s meticulous investigation led her to meera’s family estate, an expansive mansion situated on the outskirts of town. She was met by meera’s mother, a haughty and cunning woman who appeared uninterested in assisting with finding Raj.

“I have no information regarding his disappearance,” she retorted. “And even if I did, I wouldn’t divulge it to you.”

Tejasvini was skeptical, but she knew she had to proceed with caution. She decided to take a different approach.

“May I speak with Meera?” she inquired. “Perhaps she might have seen something that could aid us in our search.”

Meera’s mother hesitated before conceding. “Very well. I shall summon her.”

As Tejasvini waited, she couldn’t shake off the feeling of unease. Something about the situation didn’t sit right with her.

When meera arrived, Tejasvini questioned her about her relationship with Raj. Meera acknowledged that they had been childhood acquaintances, but she vehemently denied any romantic involvement with him.

Tejasvini remained skeptical. She resolved to investigate further and discovered that Meera had a history of manipulating men to achieve her objectives.

Tejasvini began to suspect that meera was involved in Raj’s disappearance.

Tejasvini’s suspicions were confirmed when she received an anonymous tip. The informant claimed that Meera had hired a professional hitman to eliminate Raj and give the appearance of a kidnapping.

Tejasvini promptly rushed to the Raghuvanshi mansion to confront Meera. Upon arriving, she discovered meera find her mother packing up to leave.

“Where is Raj?” Tejasvini demanded.

Meera sneered. “He’s gone, Detective. And you’ll never find him.”

Tejasvini drew her firearm. “Tell me where he is!”

Meera shrugged. “I don’t know. But I do know one thing. You’re too late.”

Suddenly, Tejasvini heard a sound from another room. She quickly barged in to find Raj bound and gagged.

She hastily untied him and called for backup. Meera and her mother were apprehended, and Tejasvini felt a sense of satisfaction.

But her satisfaction was short-lived. As she was leaving the mansion, she received a call from Nisha.

“I know who’s responsible for Raj’s kidnapping,” Nisha said. “It wasn’t Meera.”

Tejasvini was bewildered. “Then who was it?”

Nisha hesitated. “It was Viraj, Raj’s father.”

Tejasvini was stunned. “What? Why?”

“Raj and I were getting too close,” Nisha revealed. “Viraj didn’t want him to taint the family’s reputation. So he had him abducted and held captive until I agreed to leave town.”

Tejasvini couldn’t believe what she was hearing. The case had taken a dark and unexpected turn.

In the end, Viraj Raghuvanshi was arrested and charged with kidnapping and conspiracy.

When Viraj was going from there tejasvini asked him that if he had kidnapped his son, then why he appointed her to find his son?

“I want that nobody suspects on me and sees that much I have tension about my son.”Viraj replied to tejasvini with a clever smile.

Nisha and Raj were reunited, but their relationship was strained by the traumatic events they had undergone.

Tejasvini was hailed as a hero for solving the case, but she couldn’t shake off the feeling that there was more to the story. She knew that the Raghuvanshi’s family had considerable influence, and she pondered if there was more to their involvement in the case than what met the eye.

However, for the time being, she was content knowing that justice had been served.