A tantric performs the tantric ritual of sacrificing a healthy Brahmin son with thirty-two symptoms. So that his demonic powers will increase further. That’s why he follows a Brahmin’s son to kill him. But that Brahmin son runs away to the forest and there he meets a ghost, who gives powers to the Brahmin son to escape from that tantrik and asks him to hang upside down on a tree in the form of a ghost. And also says that as long as he stays on that tree, that tantrik will not be able to kill him. The same Brahmin son is “Betal”.
The hypocrite Tantrik creates the image of a mendicant yogi. And listening to the stories of King Vikram’s might and bravery, he lays a trap to get his work done. And the king sends a delicious fruit offering to Vikram every day during the journey. Inside which there is a precious gem ruby. To find out this difference, King Vikram searches for that monk. Eventually King Vikram finds him.
Since that impostor beggar does not have the power to bring Betal himself, he creates a farce and asks King Vikram to bring Betal, the ghost hanging on that tree. King Vikram, unaware of the real intention of that Tantrik, sets out to do his work.
King Vikram used to take Betal off the tree every time and used to take him to that beggar. Due to the long way, every time Betal starts telling the story and puts a condition that after listening to the story, if King Vikram does not give a meaningful answer to his question, then he will kill King Vikram. And if King Vikram opened his mouth to answer, he would get angry and go back to his tree and hang himself upside down.