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An Early Walk

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#43716
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.17)
Submitted By:pavaninkumar*




Mr. Lal was having an early walk. He had just crossed a bridge when he saw a crowd of people. Rushing to them, he found that they were crowding around a dead woman. Lal was a famous detective. He took the case and started his investigation. The woman seemed to have come for an early walk, too. Seeing her handbag lying nearby, Lal ruffled through it and found what he wanted - her identity card. Her name was Lakshmi, and her house was about a ten minute drive away. Her number was also written on her card. Lal phoned the given number.

"Is this Lakshmi's residence?"
"Yes. And I am her husband. What do you want?"
"Sir, your wife is dead."
"What! No way!"
"Sir, come here quickly."

About ten minutes later, a car pulled up. The husband got down, and on seeing the woman, rushed to her and started crying. Lal was about to console him when something flashed in his mind. He quickly had the husband arrested. Can you tell why?

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Dec 14, 2008

1st to comment, good one
Dec 14, 2008

Dec 14, 2008

pretty easy, but good one!
Dec 14, 2008

The detective should have been smart enough to tell the man where to go, it wasn't a plan.
Dec 15, 2008

Nice . A fun teaser.
Dec 18, 2008

Easy, and good. Great to see Indian names too!
Dec 30, 2008

I enjoyed this teaser, it was comfortably easy, not only did the husband not have the direction, but he also responded "My Wife" without having been told the call was about the wife. I agree; diversity is good
Jan 02, 2009

Too easy
Jan 08, 2009

to easy. but it isn't totally true because she could have told her husband where she was going and with the police there he couldn't miss where the exact spot was.
Jan 25, 2009

if i had found out that my spouse was dead, i think i'd say something a little more sentimental than, "what! no way!" nice quiz though.
Mar 14, 2009

That was an easy one but still fun. Keep 'em coming! ^_^
Apr 20, 2009

lmao how did I not see that one?

So awesome.
Apr 30, 2009

The detective never specified where he was. So, therefore, the husband shouldn't have known where to go anyway.
Apr 30, 2009

lol nvm I scanned over the answer XD
Nov 16, 2009

Jan 06, 2010

A bit easy but fun all the same.
Thanks for a fun morning.
Jan 18, 2010

I thought it was because Lakshmi was their last name, but he automatically said 'I am her husband', knowing the call was about his wife. Unless the name is only hers.
Feb 10, 2010

I actually got this one =] nice!
May 16, 2010

I like the way this was written - precise and interesting sentences. However, there is one very big weakness, the way I see it. If they were a happily married couple (and there is no evidence to the contrary), it is likely that Mr would know where Mrs took her morning walks - so of course he came directly.

For me, the fact that he took 10 minutes to do a 10 minute drive indicated a lack of concern, which was suspicious. I would have been there in 5!!
Nov 30, 2010

good teaser
Aug 29, 2011

Easy but very good!
Apr 01, 2012

the detective just cannot assume that the husband is suspicious because he knows where to find his wife because it is his duty to know where his wife is. The wife could easily just have told him that i'm on my way to bla bla bla for a walk before she left. It might have been her routine. The detective surely needed to know more before he could accurately judge the situation.
Jul 14, 2012

What made me suspicious was
"Is this Lakshmi's residence?"
"Yes. And I am her husband."
How did the husband know the detective wanted to talk to MRS Lakshmi?
Aug 07, 2013

How do we know that the detective didn't drive?
Nov 29, 2013

Knew it!!!
Mar 12, 2014


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