PART 1: HOPING FOR THE END
Mangal was worried. Not for himself. But his family back home.
He had left in a hurry. Within hours of the report being published on 8 August, 2012, there were murmurs of trouble. Of reprimand. So he left for his hometown in Indore. Far away from Mumbai. He stayed put at home for a couple of weeks but it didn’t look like the situation would get any better. Another matter altogether that he had been planning on visiting Singapore. On work. So he thought to himself, ‘Now is the best time, let’s just go’.