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The Amnesiac! (Part V)

“Radha, you’re married?” Vishwanath asked, quizzically. “I didn’t know that.”
“Me neither… I mean, I just got married. Keshav, will you please excuse me. I want to speak to Vishwa in private for a minute.”
“Ok,” Keshav said slowly looking at Vishwanath head to toe once. “Come back to the room afterward.”
“Shouldn’t you be together? Or are you on a case, Radha?”
“Oh, nothing of the sort. I just want to be with you for some time. For a change. I have a few scientific questions for you,” she looked around for a secluded place where nobody would hear them.
“Shoot, I am at your disposal.”
“Vishwa, what does radiation do to our body?”
“Depends on what kind of radiation you are talking about. There are several types of radiation. UV radiation from sunlight in excess can cause skin cancer.”
“I am talking about radiation from radioactive elements like uranium.”
“Wow. That’s it. I knew it. It has to be a case. You don’t look like a married couple, too.”
“Vishwa, please answer me. And don’t talk anything about my marital status.”
“Oh. That kind of radiation causes mutation in the cells of your body. There is no telling what direction these mutations can take. It could be cancer. It could cause a super-human being, anything. But, this depends on the period and the amount of exposure.
“Thanks, Vishwa. How long have you been here?”
“About 3 days, why?”
“Heard anything about the Sethi Estate, the estate adjoining this resort?” she waved her hand in that direction.
“Yeah. Suspicious things are happening there. Yesterday, I was passing near the compound wall, there when I heard somebody screaming and then a sound like some large thing has caught fire! What could it be?”
“I don’t know. But, I sure like to find out.”
To be continued…

About Yashaswini K

Controversy is the second name of Yashaswini. She goes where something is amiss and picks up the threads to make a clear story out of it.

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