Namaste, Bitch! (2012) Deadly Indian Vampire, designed by Sabina England
"Vetala: An Indian Vampire in London" is the third story in Urdustan (get a copy!).
"Vetala: An Indian Vampire in London" is the only horror story in Urdustan. It's about a British Asian punk rock girl, Killer Khan, who works in a slaughterhouse in the East End of London. She must fight for her life to defend herself against a blood-hungry Indian vetala. What is a vetala? I have been gracious enough to write you a SAFETY GUIDE on protecting yourself from vetala and bhoot. Please read on, dear readers.
GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM VETALAS
While you are in India and if you are ever confronted by a vetala (which is like a vampire, but instead of sucking blood, they eat the whole human body!!!)you can keep yourself safe by sprinkling turmeric all over the vetala and you can recite holy Sanskrit prayers. It also helps if you lure in the vetala and quickly kill it by setting it on fire.
A vetala is some kind of a horrid creature that likes to kill humans and eat them - including their blood and organs. Sometimes, a vetala might kill a human and then possess its body. You need to understand this: a vampire can either kill you and leave you dead, or a vampire can suck your blood and turn you into a vampire, right? Well, vetala don’t do that. A vetala doesn’t “turn” you, it POSSESSES your whole body and keep your body moving, even after you are dead.
So: if you have a vetala being burned to death in a pyre, you must hold a proper funeral for the poor person whose body was killed and possessed by a vetala. Because, if you don’t hold a funeral for the person who was murdered by the vetala, the person will transform into a bhoot (ghost).
So, even if the vetala has been successfully killed, the human spirit still remains within its body. Without a proper funeral, the spirit cannot respectfully leave its body, because it needs a channel into the afterlife.
What happens if there is no funeral for the poor human who has been killed by the vetala? Its spirit will transform into a bhoot.
Bhoot are really horrible - they like to terrorize young children and they like to scare pregnant women into giving them miscarriages. Sometimes bhoot like to seduce men and have sex with them and then kill them afterward.
P.S never go into the jungle late at night or you just might get killed, eaten, and inhabited by a vetala hanging from one of the trees.
Please buy a copy of Urdustan and find out whether Killer Khan has managed to kill the vetala, or if she's been bitten, eaten, and/or zombified by the vetala!
NEXT WEEK: "THE BEGGARS OF OLD DELHI" (fourth story in Urdustan)