Indian MP offers reward for finding vampire corpse
Feeling a little strapped for cash? Why not head to India and look for a zombie corpse...
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With the current mania surrounding the Twilight series and the bizarre effect it seems to have over teenage girls, it was only a matter of time before politicians started jumping on the bloodsucking bandwagon.
In a small village in the Dharmapuri township in southern India, locals are living under a tight dusk curfew and leaving holy signs and messages outside their homes in the hope of staying free from vampire attack.
Unlike their Pattinson-esque counterparts, these vampires - or Ratha Kaatteri as they are known locally - are allegedly responsible for the disappearance of cattle and other livestock, and the villagers worry they may be next.
To combat the fear of the supernatural - and perhaps to make a point that it's all a load of nonsense - Indian politician, O. Jayaraman has announced a 100,000 rupee reward (just under £1200) to whomever can produce a ‘vampire corpse’.
Mr Jayaraman believes that criminals are using the old vampire excuse to cover their tracks: 'Anti-socials whose illegal night activities such as bootlegging and liquor brewing have been disturbed are spreading rumors and killing cattle.'
Of course, there have been no specifications as to what a ‘vampire corpse’ looks like - the stunt could backfire and lead to thousands of lust driven American teenage girls rampaging through the southern Indian countryside looking for ‘their Edward’.