A 60-year-old man died from a snake bite in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district but not before he bit back and killed the reptile too, a village official said Monday.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in Ajanwa village in Santrampur tehsil, said the head of the village, over 120 kilometres from Gujarat’s Vadodara.
“He grabbed the snake which retaliated by biting him on the hands and face. However, Parvat bit back and killed the snake too,” he said.
He was rushed to a hospital in Lunawada town and then shifted to a bigger medical facility in Godhra but died later in the day from the venom injected into him by the snake, sarpanch Baria said.
Ajanwa police has registered a case, an official said.