Never tell a lie (Part 4)
Rajesh was also in the same strange condition. He was in Sthir’s class so Sthir knew him very much. First time he got the chance to meet some victim and he didn’t lose that. He immediately went to Rajesh and guided him to class. No teacher had come yet. He told all others to clear the place so that Rajesh can get air, crowd can depress him in this condition. Many students went away but some were still there. He took Rajesh to nearby bench. They set there and Sthir tried to talk but Rajesh didn’t give any response. He was lost somewhere. Hiding from others eyes, Sthir pinched him on his back but Rajesh didn’t’ winced or complained. Sthir checked his eyes there were ok but not responding to any view. He put his hand around Rajesh’ neck, they were in open and he couldn’t check him fully. So he was showing that he is comforting him and was checking so much which is possible there. He felt one burn mark on his neck backside. He checked immediately, there was two burn marks on Rajesh’s neck in back side. That was covered with hair so no one could see without removing the hairs. He also felt his pulse and blood pressure while holding him. It was one of his new ability which he got after his disappearance. Rajesh’s pulse was heavy and blood pressure was high. His breathing was also not normal it was fast. Gathered students were also interested now, but Sthir didn’t show them that marks and removed his hands and gazed. Students didn’t understand whether he saw something or not.
Teachers came and Sthir handed over Rajesh to them. Principal called for police also. Sthir left for class, today there was a test, so he hurriedly came to class. Heena was waiting for him in class, when she saw him she waved to him to come to her. She was saving a seat near her for him. Sthir didn’t want to break her heart so he went there and sit near her. He knew that he can’t concentrate on all the evidences while she is there but he couldn’t ignore her. She was his one of best friends and he always liked her smile so much. Today she was in her red and green suit which was his favorite. Heena didn’t like that suit much but when Sthir praised her, it became her favorite also. She told him that class was cancelled due to this incident so was test. Now they have full period free. Sthir tried to go but Heena didn’t let him. They started to talk, first Sthir’s mind was calculating all the possibilities but now he left the topic and drowns in her endless talking.
Students started to talk about ghosts. Someone spread rumors about ghosts. Some claimed that they have seen some strange transparent things. It is easy to believe in ghosts in India because from childhood we are taught to believe in supernatural things which can be ghosts or divine powers.
After college he went to his hostel. He started to put all incidents together, he noted all on sticky notes, one incident on one note. After this he put all on the wall. These incidents were happening in night, in college. The culprit was not waiting for only one; two persons were attacked by him in same time. One thing was common, all told lies except last one which was not clear. In first case Jai also lied to his parents that he was going to a special class. Sthir was confident that Rajesh also told lie to his parents and came to college. He talked to Rajesh’s best friend Mona. First she told that she doesn’t know anything but Sthir got the hint that she was telling a lie. So he threatened her that he is calling the cops. She became afraid and asked Sthir not to call cops. She was ready to tell everything on one promise that her name must not come in this case. Sthir promised because he knew that she was not a culprit. She told that Rajesh came to college to hide some notes so that they both could use these in today’s test. So it cleared that Sthir’s theory was right that whenever someone came in college with a lie he become victim. But question was “Why? Who is doing this? What is his problem if someone is lying?”
It was clear it was not work of ghosts because Sthir saw some strange marks on the neck of Rajesh. It could be possible that it is only a coincidence because he didn’t check it on other victim’s body. So he wanted to make it sure. He knew Akshit was in which hospital. So he went there to meet him. His mother was there. Sthir introduced him as his classmate so she allowed him to meet Akshit. Sthir asked her mother for a glass of water, while she was filling glass with water, Sthir checked Akshit’s neck. There were same marks like Rajesh’s. Now it was getting clear that this was due to some science experiment. But who was able to do this? This was a very high level technology which is not known existence on earth. Sthir was preparing himself to fight a genius scientist.