In the Hindu traditions, the Vetala is a vampire. Vetala are the spirits that animate dead bodies to act in vampire ways, feeding off the living. Vetala is also the word to describe a magician works by necromancy.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Vetala, p 500



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