The man took the 1000 rupee note and looked around the apartment, his eyes settling on Shanti playing with her dolls.
“Shanti go with him.”
As the two entered the elevator, the man pressed 15, the topmost floor in the building. Shanti sensed something was wrong and she was just about to say something when the man placed his hand over her mouth. The next few minutes of terror shattered her life forever.
When Shanti came back trembling and bruised, her mother knew she had made the biggest mistake of her life.
This story has been written for the Friday Fictioneers and is based on a news item I read recently. For more details about the challenge see the link below.