Indian politicians are offering a $2000 reward for the capture of vampires which terrified locals claim have been sucking the blood out of their cattle.But the reward is a way for politicians to say it's a hoax -- there are no vampires, no blood sucking creature as the Ratha Kaatteri. Criminals are working in the night, and the authorities know it:
Villagers around the town of Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu have been staying off the streets after sunset following the reports of strange goings on in the night.
Residents have painted holy signs outside their homes and written messages on doors begging the monsters, known locally as Ratha Kaatteri, to spare their lives.
Politician O. Jayaraman said: 'It is a big hoax. Anti-socials whose illegal night activities such as bootlegging and liquor brewing have been disturbed are spreading rumours and killing cattle.
'Since people are not willing to believe us, we have challenged them with this reward.'