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Snake bites man, man bites wife

Says he loved her too much and didn’t want to be separated

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File: A snake charmer cleans the eyes of his snake in Jogi Dera (snake charmers settlement), in the village of Baghpur, in the central state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Patna: A man bitten by a venomous snake in Bihar bit his wife in the wrist as his last wish was to die together.

The woman was saved by a doctor although the man died.

The incident took place in Samastipur district, some 90km north of Patna, on Saturday.

As per reports, Shankar Rai, a resident of Birsingpur village in the district, was asleep in his home on Saturday night when a deadly snake bit him. When he woke up in the morning, he found his condition worsening and suddenly turned emotional.

Apparently realising that he won’t survive for long, he came rushing to his wife Amiri Devi and bit her hands saying he loved her very much and wanted to die together. Both fell unconscious soon, witnesses said.

Immediately they were rushed to a local government hospital where the man died soon after being admitted there. However, the woman was saved by the doctors due to timely medication.

“The woman could be saved as her treatment began on time. She is safe now,” a local medical practitioner Dr Jaykant told the local media on Monday.

According to the victim’s wife, her husband sank his teeth into her wrist wishing to die together and remain united even in death but his last wish remained unfulfilled.

“He told me he loved me too much and want to die together before grabbing my wrist and sinking his teeth into it. I allowed him to do so,” the woman told the media.

Yet another bizarre incident had taken place early this year when a deadly snake emerged out a student’s schoolbag in the classroom in Bihar’s Begusarai district, causing a stampede-like situation for some time.

Four-year-old Mohammad Miraftkhar enrolled in LKG suddenly panicked as the deadly krait suddenly started hissing as he reached to take books out of the bag in the classroom.

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