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A young girl is found with her throat punctured amidst terrorist camps! Can you knit out the killer a cool prison outfit?
—Case Teaser
Needle and the Thread
GTG40
Information
Season 2
Continent/Region South Asia
Location(s) Kabul, Afghanistan
Case # 101
Release date 9th May 2018
Partner(s) Vasin Kapur (Chapters 1-3)

Koyanagi Shoko & Antonio Cruz (Let Battle Commence 1)

Progression
Preceded by Succeeded by
The Most Unkindest Cut of All
(In Sahara Region!)
Jump in the Lake

Needle and the Thread is the fourtieth case of World Edition, as well as the first case to take place in South Asia.

Plot

The GLA came to Afghanistan to find Arundhati Kapur. Sumiko found a terrorist hideout where Arundhati most likely was kept so Vasin accompanied the player. The duo found Arundhati, who had no memories of her dad, but also found another young girl Rukhshan murdered, a sewing knife puncturing her throat.

Later, the team learnt that the victim was trying to escape from the terrorists with her boyfriend, Hamzad Berang, but terrorist leader Lala Musa found out. Later, the team learnt that the terrorists were meeting at the Babur Gardens.

Eventually, the team incriminated Lala Musa as the killer. He said that Rukhshan had a boyfriend which was immoral, so he had to teach them a lesson. He said his only regret was not being able to kill Hamzad. Disgusted by Lala Musa's regressive mentality, Judge Robertson sentenced her to life in prison.

Later, Koyanagi Shoko told the player that the terrorists have threatened the GLA with grave consequences for arresting Musa. She wanted to investigate the hideout, where the team found the terrorists' ledger that showed their funding. Per Sumiko, the ledger showed that the terrorists were being funded by KALA, but there was a donation from RAW. The team talked to Chandra Kapudia about this.

Chandra said that according to recent news, it was necessary for them to have an ally. The duo investigated the bombed street for the 'recent news' and found that Pakistan had been attacked by terrorists and was blaming India for it, which speculation that a nuclear war can be started. Nasir told the team that the Pakistani Defence Minister was Malik Qandeel, who was Sehra's father. Sehra told the team that Malik Qandeel was strict and could order a nuclear war.

Meanwhile, Antonio helped Arundhati remember Vasin and rescued Hamzad from the terrorists. After the events, Vasin told the team that during these events, the people of the subcontinent needed a bridge-building news. Vasin, as a successful bollywood actor, was very popular with the people of India and Pakistan, and him marrying the daughter of the Pakistani Defence Minister could act as a catalyst for peace, if Malik Qandeel gave the two their blessing. Thus, to ask Malik for his blessing, the team went to Pakistan.

Stats

Victim

  • Rukhshan (Found with a sewing needle through her throat)

Murder Weapon

  • Sewing Needle

Killer

  • Lala Musa

Suspects

Arundhati Kapur
Kidnapped Child
Height 4'6"
Age 10
Weight 80 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect eats kabuli pulao

Appearance

  • The suspect has a scar
  • The suspect has black hair
Lala Musa
Terrorist
Height 6'3"
Age 31
Weight 147 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood O-

Profile

  • The suspect eats kabuli pulao
  • The suspect has military training
  • The suspect is skilled with guns

Appearance

  • The suspect has a scar
  • The suspect has black hair
Jahan Khatoon
Garden Caretaker
Height 5'9"
Age 59
Weight 156 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect eats kabuli pulao
  • The suspect has military training
  • The suspect is skilled with guns

Appearance

  • The suspect has black hair
Hamzad Berang
Victim's Boyfriend
Height 5'3"
Age 14
Weight 110 lbs
Eyes green
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect eats kabuli pulao
  • The suspect has military training
  • The suspect is skilled with guns

Appearance

  • The suspect has a scar
Chandra Kapudia
Spy
Height 6'3"
Age 28
Weight 158 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood O+

Profile

  • The suspect has military training
  • The suspect is skilled with guns

Appearance

  • The suspect has a scar
  • The suspect has black hair

Killer's Profile

  • The killer eats kabuli pulao.
  • The killer has military training.
  • The killer is skilled with guns.
  • The killer has a scar.
  • The killer has black hair.

Crime Scenes

Terrorist Hideout Planning Area Terrorist Hideout Bonus
Babur Gardens Garden Fountain Babur Gardens Bonus
Bombed Street Destroyed Market Bombed Street Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Terrorist Hideout (Clues: Victim's Body, Sewing Supplies, Torn Paper; New Suspect: Arundhati Kapur)
  • Autopsy the Victim's Body (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats Kabuli Pulao)
  • Examine Sewing Supplies (Result: Monologue)
  • Analyze Monologue (03:00:00; Attrinbute: The killer has military training)
  • Talk to Arundhati about the murder.
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Victim's Schedule; Crime Scene: Babur Gardens)
  • Investigate Babur Gardens (Clues: Locked Camera, Ripped Pieces)
  • Examine Locked Camera (Result: Video: New Suspect: Lala Musa)
  • Talk to Lala Musa about his involvement with KALA.
  • Examine Ripped Pieces (Result: Flower Basket)
  • Examine Flower Basket (Result: Gift; New Suspect: Jahan Khatoon)
  • Talk to Jahan Khatoon about the victim.
  • Go to Chapter 2 (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Investigate Bombed Street (Clues: Faded Plan, Transmitter, Torn Paper)
  • Examine Faded Plan (Result: Escape Route)
  • Examine Escape Route (Result: Hamzad's writing; New Suspect: Hamzad Berang)
  • Talk to Hamzad if he knew Rukhshan.
  • Examine Transmitter (Result: RAW Transmitter; New Suspect: Chandra Kapudia)
  • Talk to Chandra Kapudia about his presence in Afghanistan.
  • Examine Torn Paper (Result: Shooting Target)
  • Analyze Shooting Target (12:00:00; Attribute: The killer is skilled with guns; Crime Scene: Planning Area)
  • Investigate Planning Area (Result: Child's Drawing, Bloodied Knife)
  • Examine Child's Drawing (Result: Name-calling)
  • Ask Arundhati why she called Rukhshan names.
  • Examine Bloodied Knife (Result: Blood)
  • Analyze Blood (12:00:00)
  • Grill Lala Musa about Rukhshan's blood on his knife.
  • Go to Chapter 3 (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Investigate Garden Fountain (Clues: Broken Pieces, Locked Safe, Journal)
  • Examine Broken Pieces (Result: Hamzad's Toy)
  • Ask Hamzad about the broken toy.
  • Examine Locked Safe (Result: Money)
  • Talk to Chandra about giving money to Lala Musa.
  • Examine Journal (Result: Dari Writing)
  • Analyze Dari Writing (09:00:00)
  • Talk to Jahan Khatoon about her links with the terrorists.
  • Investigate Destroyed Market (Clues: Stone, Pile of Debris)
  • Examine Stone (Result: Pulao)
  • Analyze Pulao (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer has a scar)
  • Examine Pile of Debris (Result: Thread)
  • Analyze Thread (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has black hair)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Let Battle Commence (1/6). (No stars)

Let Battle Commence (1/6)

GTGAI8

  • Talk to Chief Shoko. (Prerequiite: Available from the start; Crime Scene: Terrorist Hideout)
  • Investigate Terrorist Hideout (Clue: Safe)
  • Examine Safe (Result: Ledger)
  • Analyze Ledger (09:00:00)
  • Talk to Chandra about RAW's donations. (Crime Scene: Bombed Street)
  • Investigate Bombed Street (Clue: Newspaper)
  • Examine Newspaper (Result: Headline)
  • Analyze Headline (03:00:00)
  • Talk to Sehra about her father.
  • Talk to Arundhati about her dad. (Prerequisite: Available form the start; Crime Scene: Babur Gardens)
  • Investigate Babur Gardens (Clue: Torn Photo)
  • Examine Torn Photo (Result: Young Arundhari)
  • Talk to Hamzad about his future plans.
  • Move on to a new crime! (No stars)

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