Veteran Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran filed a police complaint on Sunday after finding small copper plates sealed in a bottle and buried in the garden of his home here -- hinting at a black magic practice.
Sudheeran told the media such incidents have taken place in the past also but this time he decided to inform the police.
"This is the ninth time this has happened. All the things that were recovered have been handed to police. I feel sorry for those behind this as even in modern times, people continue to believe in such things," he said.
The practice of black magic or witchcraft was common in Kerala in earlier times. The belief was that if certain things are buried in somebody's house, they will fall on bad times.
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