Cobra dies after being bitten by boy in Chhattisgarh, India: ‘I bit her hard twice’ | Pro IQRA News

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A cobra died after an eight-year-old chomped a reptile to protect itself when the reptile wrapped itself around his hand, according to a report.

The boy, who is known only by his first name, Deepak, was playing in the backyard of his house on Monday in Jashpur district of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, when he was attacked by a snake.

Report said the cobra bit the boy and wrapped himself around his hand New Indian Express Newspaper.

The boy said he bit the snake “twice hard” because it was in so much pain.

“The snake turned around my hand and bit me. I was in great pain. Since the reptile didn’t budge when I tried to get rid of it, I bit it hard twice. It all happened in a flash,” Deepak told local media.

The boy’s family took him to a medical center after a snake bite.

Dr James Ming, a medical officer, said the boy had received “anti-snake venom and was under observation all day and was discharged from hospital”.

According to snake experts, the boy appears to suffer from a dry snake bite, which occurs when the snake does not release any venom from its bite.

The accident occurred in the remote village of Bandarbad, 350 km northeast of Raipur, the state capital.

The snake reportedly died after sustaining wounds from the boy’s bite.

India is home to 300 species of snakes, including 60 highly venomous snakes. According to a 2020 report from a non-profit scientific journal eLifeIndia recorded 1.2 million deaths from snake bites in the period 1919-2000.

Russell’s snakes, kraits, and cobras were responsible for most of the deaths.

About 70 percent of deaths from snake bites occurred in eight states between 2001 and 2014. These states include Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.


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