Raj Kumar was relaxing at home in Etah, the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. While enjoying his alcoholic beverage, a rat snake bit him. The next thing that happened is the most unexpected. Kumar gets his "revenge" by tearing the reptile into pieces with his teeth, leading to its death. “A snake bit him. So, in turn, he bit it and chewed it into pieces,” said his father, Babu Ram.
After the unexpected turnout of events, Kumar's family rushed him to a nearby hospital. The Independent, a British online newspaper, reported that his condition was said to be critical. Upon showing the chewed up snake to the doctors, Kumar’s doctor, NP Singh said: “This is definitely weird. I’ve seen people coming in with snakebites, but never somebody who bit a snake and then brought it with him in a bag.” The medical professionals decided to transfer the patient to another hospital for treatment.
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Fortunately, the reptile that bit Kumar was not venomous. According to the Indian man's father, his son was drunk when it happened which explains why had done such a thing. Kumar's family reportedly cremated the snake after the incident.
However, this is not the first time this incident happened. Last July, a 60-year-old man died from a snake bite in Gujarat's Mahisagar district. But he got his much-needed revenge after he bit the reptile back and killed it, too. According to a report from News18, an Indian English-language news television channel, Parvat Gala Baria was standing in Ajanwa village in Santrampur tehsil when the incident happened.
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Reports showed that Baria was near a spot where maize was being loaded from a field onto a truck. Not too long, a snake appeared in the area. While others ran away from it, he continued to stand in the same spot claiming he had caught snakes earlier. "He grabbed the snake which retaliated by biting him on the hands and face. However, Parvat bit back and killed the snake too," the village head said.