My maternal uncle passed away, succumbing to sudden cardiac arrest on 15th May this year following a month-long battle with his chronic heart condition, 3 days later I went to our city’s cemetery to pray for his departed soul on his grave somewhere between 06:30 - 07:00PM. This cemetery happens to be our maternal side’s family graveyard. After praying for my recently deceased uncle, I moved to say fateha on my older uncle’s grave, a few metres distanced. That’s when this caught my eye, a white puppet-like thing laying aside my older uncle’s grave, who expired in 2011.
Doll in position when I discovered it
My big brother who was with me, noticed it too. After close inspection with cell phone torch because of nearing dark, following details came to light,
(i) doll was burnt in places
(ii) it had small pokes all over it, done with a needle or similar prickly object
(iii) it was wholly dusty like it had been buried & just recently dug up
(iv) despite being found at my older uncle’s grave of 10 years, its shape resembled my recently deceased uncle’s physique
My late uncle
My brother advised me not to touch or take pictures of it. Later, he contacted the religious cleric, who had prayed for my uncle’s recovery while he was alive. He instructed him to go there early morning & throw it in lake, so it may flow away. He strictly advised against burning, ripping or putting it in garbage for disposal, stating this would hurt the person doll was intended for. We went in graveyard at 6 next day, & did as told, doll hadn’t been moved an inch from where we last saw it. That is when I took pictures.
Puppet is burnt & pricked in many spots
I don’t believe in these things because every time I came across someone knowing magic or black magic in particular, it was all talk & no show, also because this whole concept defies logic & common sense. Hence, I am of two opinions about whole scenario:
(i) this is some elaborate sick prank of putting voodoo dolls on graves by someone with morbid sense of humour & them placing it on our family grave is a mere coincidence
(ii) it is black magic ritual done by a believer, though it didn’t actually do or affect anything.
When enquired gravedigger & cemetery’s caretaker whether they saw someone with puppet or a suspicious activity on graves in question. Caretaker told, a woman with a newborn had been coming regularly, in evening or dawn, sometimes skipping a day in between, the week leading to my uncle’s passing, but he didn’t see her partaking in any suspicious acts.
Besides, lone women do visit at such unusual times as there aren’t many people around. He further added she always put money in donation box & twice gave him 100 Rs. for chai paani.