A churel is a female ghost in Hindu folklore. She appears either as a hideous creature with long sagging breasts and unkempt hair, or as a beautiful young woman who can charm any man. Often, her feet are backward, and she has an unnaturally long and thick black tongue. The churel is said to be the unhappy ghost of a woman who died in childbirth or while menstruating. This connection means that she sucks blood, a habit shared with another monster, the vampire, and because young men are the cause of her death, the Churel always drinks from young men, beginning with the one she loved in life. The churel usually lives near small rivers or springs. She is either seen wearing a white or a red sari, representing a widow or a bride respectively. Along with this there's also a group of people telling that a churel is a spirit with enormous power who has sacrificed herself by giving her back part of meat in some ceremony of getting powers through black magic and that they can sometimes be found at the place of their death too.
"A Hindu ghost of a woman. She bewitches young men and possesses them. A woman who dies in childbirth or during impure rituals becomes a Churel. She has no mouth and her legs are on backwards."
—Strange Journey compendium
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Churel appears in the "Hunter Tournament Prelims" Challenge Quest while acting as support for Flynn's third opponent, Buzzsaw Sanya. She can be encountered in Ginza as a normal enemy. Churel can teach Flynn the Energy Drain, Shibaboo and Mudoon skills through her Demon Whisper.