Few villagers caught him and tied him to a tree as the scorching sun blazed in the heat wave; death wasn’t far now he thought seeing one of them lift a handmade revolver at him.
Falling in love and wanting to marry a girl of the same village was a taboo. He had to pay the price like seven other boys before.
“Sirji, let’s kill him quick it’s too hot here and I don’t see this forest too safe to stay longer.” one of them whispered
Breaking news: The leopard of Chandrapur forest is back again, this time claiming lives of 3 villagers surprisingly a man tied to a tree was left untouched.
This post is linked to Five Sentence Fiction (Scorching).