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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Dec 17, 2018 11:10 AM
TN villagers spooked after 45 human skulls found dumped in graveyard

Residents of Vakkanampatti, a tiny hamlet in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district have been left spooked after a heap of human skulls were found dumped at the village graveyard.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the villagers found 45 skulls, as well as tender coconuts and incense sticks in the graveyard along the road to Jolarpet town. Since then, the villagers are very apprehensive of a bad omen befalling them.

“The skulls were placed in such a manner so as to look like a garland,” said 58-year-old S Balasubramanian, a milk vendor, who was the first to sight the skulls early on Friday morning.

“When I started cycling towards Jolarpet town, I noticed something different at the graveyard. In the dim light, I initially thought they were to be decayed pumpkins thrown away. But, on a closer look, I found them to be skulls,” he told Hindustan Times.

After seeing the skulls, he started screaming and soon the whole village gathered there. The arrangement of the skulls along with coconuts and incense sticks hinted towards possible witchcraft. The villagers now feel frightened of the bad omen descending upon the village.

Upon hearing the information, police rushed to the village. After preliminary inquiry, they buried the skulls in the corner of the graveyard.

The village, with a population of about 1000, continues to remain in the throes of fear and people are afraid to venture out not only in the night but also around noon. No one is prepared to send their girls and women out alone.

“Our village is in the foot of scenic Yelagiri hills, and hence someone performing black magic could have chosen our place. We are scared to come out late in the night even to attend nature’s call. Even we have stopped grazing our cattle in broad daylight,” village resident S Thaniyarasu said.