Deduce what happened, supporting with observations and deductions, also a possible story of what might have happened.

I got This Puzzle From another source on internet.

Give the answers with reasons.enter image description here

Now I am little bit confuse about the answer given in source website as I see the answers here. so now its up to you to give me a answer.

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    $\begingroup$ There can be two answer to the question according to mentality of thinker. $\endgroup$
    – rudra
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:30
  • $\begingroup$ agree @rudra I got answer on the source website but I think that was useless or not true answer(on source website) $\endgroup$
    – Karan shah
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:33
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is unclear whether this is plagiarism, so I VTC until proof this is allowec is presented $\endgroup$ Nov 28, 2017 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil sigh That's not a reason to VTC. This question is exactly of the form explicitly allowed by our meta policy. And even if it was plagiarism, that's something for mods to handle by deletion, not users by VTCs - there's no question that this is perfectly on-topic. $\endgroup$ Nov 28, 2017 at 20:26
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Agreeing with Rand al'Thor here - this is not a reason to VTC, for reasons given. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Nov 28, 2017 at 22:00

3 Answers 3



It can be suicide too, when you think from another perspective. If you think like this --> The guy was frustrated, thinking about something which happened in his life. He was drunk. He smacked the bottle into the wall with anger for the same reason. Threw everything off the table to the floor with frustration. Wrote a suicide note. Kept it on his table. Took a gun in his right hand, shot the right side of his forehead. Blood splashed on the walls. Gun fell down off his hands.

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    $\begingroup$ And the chart on the left wall may indicate some financial problems (a major reason to commit suicide). $\endgroup$ Nov 28, 2017 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ yea ...laptop might be for some last status update in facebook :D $\endgroup$
    – Mitu Raj
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ There can be two answer to the question $\endgroup$
    – rudra
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ Well the second window is open the murderer may jumped after killing the man $\endgroup$
    – rudra
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Sid That window is not broken. The glass pieces belong to the smashed bottle (probably of alcohol). $\endgroup$ Nov 28, 2017 at 17:43

Answer Is:

I think this is a murder.


1. We can clearly see that man is left handed(glass of water or whatever is on left side according to him) and the gun is on the right hand side and there is a man running outside(may be the murder) so we can conclude that this is a murder. 2. The things are scattered may be there was a fight between the murderer and the the dead man 3. Third the second window is open means the murderer jumped from the window after killing the person and set the room as it is a suicide

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    $\begingroup$ How can we clearly see that he is left-handed? I have my glass on the left side because my right side is already occupied by mouse, pen and other stuff that actually need my right hand. Water is rarely used and can just as well be taken with my left hand (and is in less danger of being knocked over). $\endgroup$
    – w l
    Nov 28, 2017 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ @wl You can see his laptop is also on the left side of the table according to him so there are two teasons he may be left handed and glass of water is right to the laptop(according to you for a comfortable situation) $\endgroup$
    – rudra
    Nov 28, 2017 at 16:48
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    $\begingroup$ Then this should be in your answer. But I am still not convinced. His focus was clearly on the papers in front of him. The laptop is too far away for any useful interaction apart from glancing and to type he needs to turn anyway, the direction does not matter. And again, having it on the left makes it less prone to being knocked over by accident when using your right hand. The only evidence I can see in the picture is the pen is sitting on the right side of the papers, which might indicate right-handedness. $\endgroup$
    – w l
    Nov 28, 2017 at 16:58

I think it was:


Before I explain my reasoning I want to say I kind of cheated by looking up a higher resolution image and some of the evidence I found I would not have without the better picture. High res image here

I want to start by addressing the screen on the wall. It shows some sort of financial looking data and it's going very bad. One of the papers on the floor and one on the desk show similar data. I think the man was running some sort of business (law firm going off the logo on the desk) and it has suddenly taken a turn for the worse, which caused him to be upset.

There is stuff strewn about on the floor that appears to have once been on the desk. It looks like it could have been pushed off in one quick sweep. From the mans perspective the push would have been to the right and away from him. The computer could have been missed by this swipe but most of the other items on the desk could not have.

This suggests that the items currently on the desk were placed after the rest were thrown off.

If you look at the splatter on the wall it looks like the bottle of some sort of dark liquor was thrown against the wall and shattered.

If you look at the window it appears like the bottle would have to have been thrown before the window was opened.

Outside the window we see a man running, but we also see 3 foot prints.

Since the foot prints are so clear it seems unlikely that a person could have entered or exited the office through the window without leaving foot prints of their own.

Since the man is running from the general direction of the other footprints, I think all footprints are his. That means the urine on the tree is his as well.

The placement of the gun could be explained by the man dropping it after shooting himself, or a murderer placing it there to make it look like a suicide. If there was a murderer they didn't do much to straighten up the room (after a potential struggle) so it seems that whether this was murder or not the room was messed up when the man was alone.

Whether it was suicide or murder I think the following events happened before the shooting:

1. The man sees the information on the screen and is understandable upset.
2. He goes through the papers on his desk to see if maybe the information on the screen is inaccurate.
3. Upon finding overwhelming evidence that his business is failing he gets angry and kicks a chair over and throws the items on his desk off.
4. He opens his desk drawer and pulls out his liquor and a glass. He pours himself a drink.5. Still angry he throws the bottle against the wall.
6. He stands up, opens the window to get some fresh air to calm himself down. He loosens his tie.
7. He does a little straightening up, putting stuff back on his desk but gets distracted when he sees the graph again on a piece of paper and sits back down looking them over.

Now lets look at the blood spatter, gun, and spent cartridge.

Looking at the blood it does not look like the body was moved from where it was when shot.

The man was sitting in his chair facing forward when shot. This does not indicate a struggle.

There is only one cartridge suggesting only one bullet. A pistol like that would most likely eject the cartridge up and to the right (relative to the gun). Since the cartridge is behind the desk, it was either moved, bounced off something, or the gun was held close to upside down when fired.

picking up where I last left off, I think the final sequence of events went like this:

8. The man pulls out his gun and shoots himself in the right side of the head.
9. police arrive to investigate the crime scene.
10. a man (possibly drunk) is urinating on a tree outside and sees the police and runs away. (He could probably get fined or something for urinating in a public park)
11. This is a crime scene photo taken by the police.


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