It was when I and few of my friends were sitting in a cafeteria of Café Coffee Day in the ground floor of Neptune Mega Mall on Lake Road, Jalpaiguri.
We're hungrily gobbling up our dinner and enjoying the fruits of our labour since after a total of about 24-25 days the ICSE exams (Class 10 Boards) were finally over, when we suddenly heard a loud scream. We were all surprised and rushed outside.
The receptionist, as we could see it, stood huddled in one corner of the room sweating profusely and scared out of his wits. One of the guys went up to him but he was really very hysterical and it took us around 15 minutes to calm him down. He then related his account: As usual, he was sitting at the desk, whiling away his time. With nothing much to do, he had probably dozed off when he suddenly felt a stinging slap on his face. He woke up in a daze, frantically trying to locate the perpetrator but to his dismay, found no one around him. His ordeal wasn't over as an invisible hand caught him by the neck and slapped him once more. He was literally thrown off his chair by the force of the second slap. Scared as hell, he retreated to one corner of the room and started screaming at the top of his voice asking for help.
On closer examination we found that his face was red and swollen. Someone or something powerful had struck him really hard. We quickly checked the CCTV logs to check whether anyone had recently entered the area. What we saw was really scary. The CCTV footage showed that the receptionist was dozing on his seat when he was struck twice by an unseen force. We could see that he was being hit but his attacker was invisible. He was badly shaken and was immediately sent home. He was too scared to come back and left the job subsequently.
We were all shaken and trying to come to terms with the situation but were too scared and confused to even think about it. Years passed while we are still contemplating and left with no conclusion.