Anita could hear the call of the child, coming from the old house.
“I can hear your daughter.” she said, turning towards the couple huddled behind her, arms around each other.
“Is she alive?” the mother asked, suppressing her sobs.
“I don’t know….” Anita was confused, the voice sounded so strange, as if it was lost.
They rushed towards the house, Saoni has been missing for more than a week now, cops have not been any help at all, like they were supposed to, then Anita contacted them, telling she has been hearing from their daughter, it took her sometime to find them out. She was convincing enough to make them come to this small town, a few miles away from their hometown.
They entered the house, it was covered with cobwebs and dirt, no body lived there, or have been living for some time, that was clear as crystal. Perfect spot for kidnappers!
Anita stood near the basement door… “She is calling from in there!”
This time they all heard the feeble voice of a child, “Mommy I am hungry! Where are you?”
It was locked from outside, Mainak picked up a brick and did away with the lock in two or three strokes. The couple rushed in, failing to notice that Anita did not followed them, stood right where she was, they groped their way down to the basement, then only she moved, to lock the door from outside again, with a brand new lock and quickly left the house.
She hated those screams, those final screams…