Tuesday, 28 April 2015

X- rayed

He had been working as a cook at Kumar’s residence for last two months. But cooking was only a part-time profession for him.
He had been watchful from the beginning. He had very carefully identified everything that was valuable in the household; and then he began to wait patiently.
He did not have to wait long. The right moment came and he executed his plan with military efficiency. He was confident that, even if he got caught and searched, nothing would be found in his belongings.
But it was foolish of him to be careless while leaving; he slipped near the front door and injured himself. The pain was unbearable and he could not stop himself from shouting for help. Kumar came to his help and promptly took him to the hospital. The doctor felt that an x-ray would have to be taken.
“Sir, I am feeling better; I don’t think an x-ray is necessary.”
“Let the doctor decide,” Kumar said in irritation.
He insisted that he would rather consult a doctor known to him. Kumar reluctantly agreed to his request. But the injury made it difficult for him to get up and leave the hospital.
He was sent for x-ray. The report did not indicate any serious damage to the bones. That was good news. But it was part of the news.
X-ray had revealed a large number of metal pieces that were lying in his stomach.
“What are these things?” asked Kumar.
“Things he has possibly swallowed; necklace chains, rings, stones etc. etc.” the doctor replied
 Kumar rushed back to his home. He was shocked to find that many jewellery items were missing from his home.
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Letter X for X-rayed.

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20 comments:

  1. oh lord!! you do bring out some scary stories Aroraji... :-)

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  2. This is as good a suspense as it can get...i heard such real-life stories when people are smuggling. Oh gosh!

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  3. Almost a perfect crime. Not very comfortable though!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. even after a perfect crime, one sometimes slips and gets caught. thanks Annalisa

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    1. Part of the story is based on a true incident, thanks Mridula

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  5. I cannot imagine swallowing jewelry etc but I guess it has been done! Congrats on A To Z.

    www.inspirationtolivewell.com

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  6. I cannot imagine swallowing jewelry etc but I guess it has been done! Congrats on A To Z.

    www.inspirationtolivewell.com

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  7. Oh dear, that didn't work then! Hopefully the Kumar's bits and pieces were retrieved OK!

    Keith's Ramblings

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    1. thanks Keith, property was recovered but with some effort

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  8. Karma got him. I have to think his discomfort was far from over too.

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    1. Thanks Susan for reading the post

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  9. I'm sure there are a lot of people who attempt the same thing. And like Susan said, Karma.

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    1. Yes eventually our deeds catch Thanks Stephen

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  10. Wonderful..it reminds me one of the stories of the great Bengali novelist Saradindu Bandopadhyay featuring the great sleuth, Byomkesh Bakshi...

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    1. Thanks Maniparna, i took inspiration from a real incident about which i had read somewhere

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  11. A delightful tale.
    I don't believe he was so brave... or is the word stupid?... to swallow all those items.
    I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Writer In Transit

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