Snake Dies From ‘Manbite’

A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake subsequently bit the snake to death, a local newspaper reported on Thursday (Aug. 23).

After being bitten by the snake, while he was working in his rice paddy on Tuesday, 55-year-old Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, caught it and bit it until it died, the Annapurna Post reported, according to Reuters.

“I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry,” Miya was quoted as saying.


Miya, who lives in a village some 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, was receiving treatment at a village health post at the time of the news report and was not in danger of dying from his snakebite. He will not be charged with killing the snake, a local police official said, because cobras (called “goman” in Nepal) are not listed as endangered in the country. In short, a snake has died of manbite.

Do you know of other strange situations wherein the supposed prey became the predator? What do you think of the Nepali farmer’s action of biting the snake to death in revenge? Feel free to air out your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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Nepalese Mother Burned Alive for ‘Witchcraft’

A 40-year-old mother of two was burned alive in central Nepal after she was accused of being a witch, police said Saturday.

Dhegani Mahato was attacked and set on fire by family members and others after a shaman allegedly accused her of casting a spell to make one of her relatives sick, Police Officer Hira Mani Baral said. The attack occurred Friday in Bagauda in Chitwan district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, Baral said by telephone. Police arrested 10 people, including two shamans, five women and an 8-year-old boy, in connection with the burning.

“Those arrested have confessed to their crime and will be charged with murder,” Baral said.


Mahato had just finished cleaning a cowshed early in the morning when she was attacked, Baral said. She was beaten with sticks and rocks before being doused with kerosene and set afire, an attack witnessed by her 9-year-old daughter, according to the local police report. Neighbors told police they were alerted to the attack but by then it was too late to save her.

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai appealed to the people not to heed to shamans and faith healers. The government announced 1 million Nepalese rupees (about $14,000) in compensation for Mahato’s two children.

Source: CNN

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