It was the end of the year of 1966. My family was moved to a village like place, just 50km away from Calcutta, after retirement of my father. The place is called as Lalnagar. It was not so crowd area, but all lifestyle facilities were available there.
We hired a bungalow which was 2 minutes to go by walk from the main road. An abandoned bungalow was also there just beside of our bungalow. Nobody lived there and we heard from our landlord that bungalow has been abandoned during past 20 Years. Nobody does not care it. It was 2 storied, a wide area garden that was then filled with bushes and rubbishes. All the doors and windows were locked from outside.
From first day it caused an uncanny feeling and uncomfortableness of my mother, that such kind of abandoned bungalow located at just beside of our house. But on the other sides, no more houses, because that the area is not very crowd. We were spending our first two days very nicely in our new home, but sometimes I had been seeing that my elder brother's face very serious, it seemed to me that he was thinking something very seriously, firstly I thought that he was thinking something about his studies and coming exam. But one day it's proved a great mistake for me. After 1 week he asked me a very peculiar question "Kamala, have you seen someone in that closed house?"
I didn't understand the question at first. I told him-"which house? About which you are talking?"
He said- that house which is just beside our house
I astonished to hear this and said no, I did not. But that house has long been abandoned, whom you have seen there?
He said "But I think someone still been living there, coz, during last week every afternoon I had been seeing an unknown woman with red sari was standing in front of the closed window and weeping, staring at me. It seemed to me that she wants to say something to me. But at night I couldn't see anything, but you know my study room is just beside of that house's window, so every night I heard an weeping sound of an woman that disturbs to my attention in studies. So, I'm very disturbed and I'm thinking that I would now change my study room."
To hear this from my brother I really very shocked and astonished and rushed to the window, tried to see something inside through the closed window of that house, but I couldn't see anything at first, but after long effort I heard a low noisy weeping sound of a woman. There were no houses here and there except our house and that abandoned house, but who's weeping then? And it clearly seemed that the sound was coming from the deserted house. Then I complained to my parents about this, but they laughed and said that it's result of our mind disturbances. I also left this case.
But one night a serious accident occurred in our house. That was Saturday night, new moon. Moreover drizzling too. I was sleeping in my bedroom alone, my brother was in his study room, where he used to sleep from first day and my parents were in another room. Suddenly I woke up with a weeping sound, in female voice, it seemed to me that any female is weeping in this house, yes inside of our house. I left my bedroom to investigate it and after sometimes I understood that the sound is coming from my brother's study room. Slowly slowly I entered there and saw that my brother sat on his bed and weeping by covering his face with his hands so I couldn't see his face. I was wondered that my brother is weeping but how his voice turned into a female voice?" I asked him- What happened?
But he didn't reply even he didn't looked at me. I thought that he couldn't listen me. So I neared to him and asked the same question, and also put down my hand on his shoulder. In this suddenly he looked at me and seeing his face I screamed so loudly that made my parents to wake up. I saw that my brother's whole face is pale just like a dead man, his eyes turned into red. Suddenly he started to laugh wildly at me in woman voice and got down of the bed and was coming towards me. I cried at that time again and I don't know until now that what might be happen at that time if my parents had not been present there. As they caught him tightly, my brother fainted.
He had fever for next two days and sometimes he cried that -I will not forgive you, I will not forgive you, you have burnt me, I will kill you, I will kill you. Surprisingly his voice was almost just like a woman.
All treatments were failed, perhaps he might be dead but as we had given him a holy tabiz by the name of Hanuman (Hindu god), at that time he became normal. Completely normal. In this case we were astonished again and understood the cause of the whole matter.
After his cured we left the place and hired a flat in Calcutta. But the incident will still remain in our memory until our death.