He wears a black attire in the darkness which makes him “undetectable”. He stabs them. Not his first victim, he seems to be an expert now. He pierces their chest exactly where the heart should be. But the victims don’t die on the spot as usual. They make it for 2 to 3 months before their dead bodies are found in their rooms. Surprisingly no evidences are discovered. No evidence but a letter.
A letter was written in the victim’s handwriting. A letter which summed up something. Not even the best investigators are able to break this enigma. They can’t recognize the pattern. Another day, another set of victims. Interesting. The victims are all over the world. The pattern is similar. No evidences but letters. All letters said different things but they all meant something similar. Unable to find any link, investigators start to dig deeper, deeper into their past, hoping to find a pattern there. One was a silent guy, not interacting with anyone. He was too silent to have enemies. Another case was, of a girl, really enthusiastic and outgoing. Hmm, Contrasting cases. Investigators can’t find any common link yet. They thought maybe their academic record can give some hint. Maybe some competitor is guilty. No common links there too. Even the most successful scholars were killed and many mediocre too. So who was responsible? Do they need another Sherlock Holmes to solve this case? No. As you read this, someone else is
stabbed again. Every 40 second, this
killer brings down one human. The assassin has become the cause of most deaths after road injuries. We wear helmets, use seatbelts, install airbags and maintain good roads to avoid road injuries and hence avoid death due to this cause. But preventive measures are really less or negligible in this case. They are not enough.
We heal wounds once we see their symptoms. We scan for internal bleeding. But the victims, in this case, don’t bleed. They show no physical signs. No, scans show no sign of internal bleeding or harm.
So finally the mystery was solved. It wasn’t a person or any creature who is taking so many lives. It’s their own mind, which makes them ready to kill. Ready to kill their own self without even letting others know. The mind keeps forcing them to hide things and finally take steps which are drastic. Steps which could have been stopped if someone had talked to them.
A guy in London wrote in his last letter.
” I am going to London Bridge. If even a single person smiles at me, I won’t jump. “
Sometimes small things can save lives.
So be attentive and don’t let anyone fall into the trap of this unknown mysterious killer.