Uttar Pradesh: Man bites off snake's head, chews it for 'revenge'
While the man claimed to have been bitten by the snake, a thorough body examination did not reveal any bite marks
In a shocking incident, a man from Uttar Pradesh bit off a snake's head and chewed it as an act of 'revenge'. The man claimed that the snake bit him first, thereby provoking him to retaliate.
Prompt medical care ensured that the man did not suffer any serious injury. He did, however, fall unconscious after chewing on the snake's head. The man has been identified as Sonelal, a farmer from Hardoi.
Sonelal was tended to by emergency medical officer Dr Mahendra Verma and a pharmacist at the Moghaganj community health centre. However according to the medical professionals, while the man claimed to have been bitten by the snake, a thorough body examination did not reveal any bite marks. The medical team kept the man under observation and gave him emergency medicines.
A report in the Times of India quotes Dr Verma as having stated, “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."
The TOI report also quotes the pharmacist as having added, "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." According to the man's neighbours, he was a regular drug user.
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