▶ $2000 reward offered for catching vampires
Politicians in India have offered a $2000 reward to anyone who manages to catch a vampire.
While residents of Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu have been staying indoors after dark for fear of attack by blood-sucking assailants, local politicians believe that the stories of vampires in the area have been concocted by criminal gangs as a way to keep people off the streets at night so that they can carry out illegal deliveries of bootleg alcohol. “It is a big hoax,” said politician O. Jayaraman. “Since people are not willing to believe us, we have challenged them with this reward.”