Man bites snake in Uttar Pradesh

The doctor, however, could not find any bite marks on him, the report said.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Feb 20 2018 12:20PM | Updated Date: Feb 20 2018 12:20PM
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What could send shivers down the spine, a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardol bit off alive snake’s head and chewed it before spitting it out. Later, locals claimed that the man was “drug user”.

He fell unconscious and was rushed to a community health centre, the report published in the Times of India mentioned.

The doctor, however, could not find any bite marks on him, the report said.

As per the report: “the state-run 108 ambulance service at Moghaganj community health centre (CHC) received a call on Saturday to rush to Shuklapur Bhagar village where a farmer had fallen unconscious. Sonelal was brought to the CHC at 7 pm where emergency medical officer Dr Mahendra Verma and pharmacist Hitesh Kumar attended to him”.

“His neighbours Ram Sewak and Ram Swaroop claimed that Sonelal had been bitten by a snake. So, we started looking for bite marks but could not find any,” the report quoted pharmacist Hitesh Kumar as having said..

“His nephew Nanhe said Sonelal was alone when the incident took place but someone told him that a snake had bitten him. We administered emergency medicines and kept him under observation,” the report further quoted Histeh as having said.

Sonelal regained consciousness by 10 pm and when asked according to the report to elaborate the sequence of events. “He claimed that he was grazing his cattle when a snake bit him. He said that he picked up the snake in anger and bit off its head and chewed it before spitting it out,” report quoted Hitesh as having said.

“It appears that the snake had not bitten him at all. We did not find any snake bite marks on his body. He turned unconscious because of consuming the snake’s body part which could have contained venom assuming that it was a poisonous snake,” said Dr Verma.

Sonelal was addicted to drugs, say locals, as per the report.

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