Sudhindra assures Kalyani over phone that he will perform the funeral ceremony of his brother. But Ranganath holds him as not to go. Sudhindra holds his collar tightly and threatens him by telling that he will tell the villagers that he is the master behind all the communal clashes in the village. Frightened Ranganath allows him to go to the funeral.
Kalyani is worried and she asks Mishra who will perform the rituals of Shankra's funeral ceremony. Her mother-in-law, who is listening to her, goes furious and says that she herself will perform the rituals of her son's death. Everyone is astonished.
Ranganath is sleeping, when Lalita and Pategara wake him up and tell him that Sudhindra, whom he had made his captive, is now walking out of the Ashram. He is shocked and goes to catch him, but she stops him. He is dumbfounded.