Snake dies of man bite

Burdwan Mar 30 | Updated: Mar 31 2008, 06:52am hrs
Ever heard of a snake dying of a man bite It was the turn of a poisonous cobra to die after a man bit and cut it into two pieces.

Subhas Banerjee, a canteen worker was returning to his home in Ekra village in an inebriated state, when he heard the villagers talking about a cobra seen in the locality, police said. Banerjee found the cobra and hit it with a stick and while it was still alive, he bit the serpent and cut it into two pieces, telling others that a snake should also know how it feels to be bitten. Shortly after, however, he fell unconscious and had to be taken to a hospital. He is now well.

PTI