|Malevolent ghosts stealing your chickens and torturing you in the night?|
Who you gonna call?
For farmer Sunil Das, his first call was the police, who laughed at what they thought was a joke, the Hindustan Times reported.
But a judge in India’s northeastern state of Assam saw little humor in Das’ allegation that ghosts controlled by his neighbors were making off with his poultry at night. Instead of laughing, the judge ordered police to get to work and find the culprits.
In his complaint, Sunil Das accused his neighbors of using their “obedient but malevolent” ghosts, “subjecting me to physical and mental torture.”
“We have dealt with hardcore criminals and armed militants but this is the first time we are required to pursue a case with a spooky angle to it,” the newspaper quoted a local police officer as saying. “We are yet to crack the case but investigations are on.”