Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The Untitled Story : Part 1

"Do you know about Rafflesia ?" Ask Mr.Gomez, a tall man with average health. He is a spectacled guy working in the Detective Department for the last 10 years.

"Yes, it is a plant having the largest flowers in the world.", Raj stops to take a breath and then continues "it attracts flies and other insects with its enormous flowers, which pollinate the plant so it can continue the reproductive process. It has dimethyl disulfide, which contains sulfur that creates a rotten smell. The flower of one of its species that has the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia arnoldii. "

"This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. It can grow up to 3 feet across and weigh up to 15 pounds! Thriving in rainforests, Rafflesia is in danger of extinction due to habitat loss as well as poaching — its buds are harvested and sold for medicinal properties. The plant cannot grow in captivity, and, as most occurrences of Rafflesia contain only male or female flowers, pollinations are rare. There are 28 known species of Rafflesia and 10 species are listed in the largest flower category in the world."

"Oh, you know a lot about Raflasia it seems." Mr.Gomez interrupted Raj .

" But my problem is not about the Rafflesia but a modified genus of it which are unpopularly known as Blue Rafflesia. It is a very big flower at least ten times larger than the biggest species of Rafflesia and has a smell which can be sniffed within a one-kilometer radius."

"The alarming point is this Blue Rafflesia is an imaginary concept to me until yesterday. But today at around three am, I received an email containing the pictures and claiming that the sender of the email has found real evidence of Blue Rafflesia in the Island of Andaman & Nicobar."

Andaman Nicobar Islands is famous for its absolutely stunning beaches, rich biodiversity, beautiful marine ecosystem, and tropical evergreen forests teeming with wildlife. Andamans serve as a maritime boundary between the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Andaman Sea to the east. The Andaman and Nicobar Island are a Union Territory of India however the Coco Islands and Preparis Island are part of the Yangon Region of Myanmar.

The Andaman Islands are home to the Andamanese, a group of indigenous people that includes a number of tribes, including the Jarawa and Sentinelese tribes. While some of the islands can be visited with permits, entry to others, including North Sentinel Island, is banned by law. The Sentinelese are generally hostile to visitors and have had little contact with any other people. The government protects their right to privacy.

Raj Roy is a handsome-looking boy of 38 years with a bright complexion. He is not very tall as Mr.Gomez but not short either, he stands at a height of 5ft9inch. Raj works freelance and has a keen interest in "not real but possible"  objects. He is junior to Mr.Gomez but a very good friend of the detective. Raj's best friend of equal age is Rohit. Rohit is little fatty but is extremely fit. He is an athlete but has a common interest as Raj that is in "not real but possible" objects. Raj and Rohit, both of the same age, we're the best friends from their school days. During college, they move towards different paths. Where Raj becomes an Engineer, Rohit pursued life science and now works as a scientist in a national level institute.

All three were discussing the pictures of Blue Rafflesia that was sent to Mr.Gomez in Raj's drawing-room.

This room is well lit with all types of sophisticated furniture. Raj and Rohit were sitting on the sofa whereas Mr.Gomez was sitting in the wooden chair as he has a problem of Back Ache.

"The biologists of our Dept, Ms.Runu Kar have said that this is a fraud and someone is joking with me. However, the type, texture, and floral pattern of the flower in the image indicate that this flower is indeed Blue Rafflesia. If the images are real then these pictures are the first image of Blue Raflesia".Mr.Gomez concluded with a hoarse voice. "But we all know that this flower does not exist in real life," Raj replied excitably.

"Have you verified the authenticity of the images? Whether or not they have been photoshopped or superimposed on some other images?"..Raj queried Mr.Gomez. The officer was looking at the sweets and coffee placed on the table for him and was about to grab one of the sweets. He nodded his head on both sides while giving a bite on his favorite food and said "No". 

"Yesterday night I received the email. Till now I have forwarded the email to Ms.Runu only and then in the morning I rushed to your house. Now I will send the images to the forensic and the email to the cyber security cell for verification of the images and to identify the sender respectively. I will inform you regarding their response." Mr.Gomez left the drawing-room for his office.

Raj looks after Rohit and starts to search the internet for more information regarding Blue Rafflesia.


My first tryst in storytelling. If possible give some feedback, please.

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