The Man-Eater of Malgudi - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Fifteen days later, another envelope arrives. It is a joint petition from Nataraj's neighbors asking that he move his tanning business to another location, because the smell is offensive and is attracting scavengers. Nataraj, who has nothing to do with Vasu's tanning business, agrees to move the operation elsewhere. The old septuagenarian arrives one morning and asks to speak with Nataraj. He says that his grandson's dog was shot and found dead on the streets that morning. Nataraj says nothing of Vasu's possible involvement.

Sastri, who passes the old man's house on the way to work, appears from behind the curtain and asks the septuagenarian about the commotion in the morning. The old man explains the situation, and Sastri immediately points to Vasu as a possible suspect in the murder. Because Nataraj held back Vasu's possible involvement, the old man becomes angry with him. Nataraj, who feels...

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