The trussed-up dolls found strung upside down on a branch in the undergrowth near PJ Perdana in Paroi yesterday.
SEREMBAN: The discovery of two packages in PJ Perdana in Paroi, near here, has caused a stir in the community.
They were found by a group of Seremban Municipal Council workers doing road maintenance work in Jalan Taman Pancur on Wednesday.
"After we finished work, at 4pm, a colleague saw the packages hanging upside down from a branch," said one of the workers, Isa, 47.
"When I got to the bush, I saw the two packages hanging from a branch.
He later informed his brother-in-law, Sham, a traditional medicine practitioner.
"The moment my brother-in-law saw the packages, he knew they were intended to put a curse on certain people.
"He then decided to remove them so the intended victims would not suffer any longer."
Isa and Sham, along with a group of people from the community returned to the site at midnight to perform a ritual to remove the packages.
The ritual began with Sham reciting Quranic verses and throwing salt at the packages before proceeding to take them down. He took them to his house and burned them.
"I believe the targets are a family of four comprising three siblings and the daughter of one of the siblings.
"Hopefully, with this intervention, the intended victims will be from the suffering brought on by such heinous act," Sham said.
During the ritual, a boy became hysterical and was groaning in pain.
Sham said he spent over an hour calming him down.