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The Sore Beach - Part 4

As Dipankar left the hospital, a copy of the cryptic message in his possession, the weight of the mystery hung heavy on his mind. The night air was cool, and the city's bustling energy provided a stark contrast to the enigma that had consumed his thoughts. He reviewed the message again, each symbol like a puzzle piece waiting to be placed.

The message was a maze of intricate symbols, each line carefully drawn, each word hinting at hidden meaning. It was a language unknown to him, a puzzle that seemed impossible to solve. The symbols danced before his eyes, taunting him with their secrecy. He couldn't shake the feeling that the answer was right in front of him, waiting to be unlocked.

At home, Dipankar spread the message out on his dining table. He furrowed his brow, fingers tracing the symbols as if they held the key to unravelling the truth. Hours passed, and frustration gnawed at him. He tried various interpretations, attempted to decipher patterns, but the words remained stubbornly elusive.

The message was written on a crumbled blue handmade paper using whitener ink. It depicts a very creative mind to communicate the message with secrecy.

“Wllm ul st nskme pcvxstd sy Wcae Xsom msacd cm 9a12 SW, Ylm'n ecil c xkr sy xsyyll hegvl hl ltasd mel nktasht, Wcd pl megn gn hecm sko alnmgtd ms xstxvkal mel askotld st megn lcome mszlmelo, Mel cvugzemd uknm ecil nsul smelo alxgngst ucal yso psme sy kn, A rlonstcvvd xct'm cxxlrm megn lta cn A yllv lilodmegtz gt ud vgyl gn zsgtz ms ct lta, Tkm gy A olucgt hgme dsk ctd usol MCBF hgvv tsm vlm gm pl ecrrltla,”

As the evening sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows across the room, Dipankar's mind began to tire. The cryptic message seemed to mock his efforts. He sighed, leaning back in his chair, feeling defeated.

And then, like a lightning bolt of memory, it struck him. Anirban, his old college friend. Anirban was a linguistics professor, a master of languages and their intricate nuances. Perhaps he could shed light on this cryptic puzzle. With renewed hope, Dipankar decided to reach out to him.

He picked up his phone and dialed Anirban's number. After a few rings, the call was answered. "Hello?" Anirban's voice came through the receiver.

"Anirban, it's Dipankar," Dipankar said eagerly. "I need your help with something."

Anirban sounded intrigued. "Dipankar, it's been a while. What can I assist you with?"

Dipankar explained the situation, recounting the discovery of the cryptic message and his struggle to decode it. "Anirban, I know languages are your expertise. Can you help me decipher this message? I have a feeling it's the key to cracking this case wide open."

There was a brief pause on the other end. "Send me a photo of the message, Dipankar. Let me have a look."

Dipankar snapped a photo of the message and sent it to Anirban. As he waited for a response, his mind wandered through the possibilities. What if this message held the answers they were seeking? What if it was a trail that would lead them to the truth behind the man's mysterious death?

Anirban's voice came back through the line. "Dipankar, this is unlike any language I've encountered. It's not something common, that's for sure. The alphabets seem to carry a certain pattern, but their meaning is elusive. Give me some time to analyze this."

Days passed, and Dipankar felt his impatience grow. The cryptic message held its secrets close, and he couldn't help but feel a sense of urgency. Finally, a message from Anirban appeared on his phone: "I think I might have something. Meet me at the university tomorrow."

The following day, Dipankar made his way to the university, the cryptic message burning in his pocket. He found Anirban in his office, hunched over a desk cluttered with papers.

"Dipankar, I've been exploring various linguistic patterns and obscure languages," Anirban began. "The message, it seems to be a combination of phonetic symbols and an archaic language. I believe it's a form of code used to convey information secretly."

Dipankar leaned in, his heart racing. "What does it say, Anirban? What's the message hidden within?"

Anirban's eyes met Dipankar's, holding a mixture of intrigue and caution. "The message, when deciphered, seems to point to a location—a place called 'Madh Fort.'"

"Madh Fort?" Dipankar echoed. The name sent shivers down his spine, conjuring images of secrets whispered by the sea.

Anirban nodded. "Yes, and there's more. The message seems to allude to a rendezvous at sundown."

Saying this he turned his laptop towards Dipankar. Dipankar glanced at the screen and got shocked with decrypted message :

Meet me on south balcony of Madh Fort today at 6:30 PM. Let's have a cup of coffee while we enjoy the sundown. May be this is what our destiny to conclude the journey on this earth together. The almighty must have some other decision made for both of us. I personally can't accept this end as I feel everything in my life is going to an end. But if I remain with you any more THEY will not let it be happened.”

As Dipankar absorbed this information, his phone buzzed on the table. An anonymous caller's number flashed on the screen. He answered tentatively.

"Officer Sengupta?" a voice spoke on the other end, low and guarded. "I have information regarding the murder case that's been making headlines."

Dipankar's heart raced. "Who are you?"

"That's not important right now," the voice replied. "I'd like to meet you. Let's say, at the Starbucks coffee house near Juhu beach."

The pieces of the puzzle were falling into place, a web of intrigue woven around Madh Fort and a cryptic message. Dipankar's mind raced, the adrenaline surging through him. "Alright, I'll be there."

As he hung up the call, he turned to Anirban. "Anirban, I need your help now more than ever. This might be the break we've been waiting for."

Anirban nodded solemnly. "Be careful, Dipankar. There's something deeper at play here."

The coffee house stood bathed in the hues of the setting sun. Dipankar sat at a corner table, his senses heightened, his heart a steady drumbeat of anticipation. The cryptic message, the anonymous call—it all felt like a turning point in the investigation.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows, a figure approached the table. Dipankar looked up to see a man, face obscured in shadows, take a seat across from him.

"You're Officer Sengupta?" the man asked, his voice hushed.

Dipankar nodded, his eyes locked on the mysterious figure. "I am. What do you have to tell me?"

The man leaned in, his voice a whisper carried by the wind. "The man you found at the beach... his death was not random. It was a message, a warning. You're getting too close to the truth."

Dipankar's heart pounded. "Who are you? Why are you telling me this now?"

The man's eyes bore into Dipankar's. "That's something you'll have to uncover. Go to Madh Fort with all your questions. The answers you seek are there."

Before Dipankar could respond, the man stood up and melted into the gathering dusk, leaving Dipankar with more questions than answers.

As the night embraced the city, Dipankar's mind raced with possibilities. The cryptic message, the enigmatic caller, and the whispered secrets of Madh Fort—they all seemed to converge, leading him to a truth that had remained hidden in the shadows. The journey into the heart of the mystery was far from over, and every step he took felt like a step closer to the heart of the storm.


to be continued.....

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