Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus).
A 65-year-old drunk man chewed on a snake after it bit him in Bihar’s Nalanda district.
The man was identified as Rama Mahto, a resident of Madhodeh village under Chandi police station.
The incident took place on Sunday and he died on Monday morning.
The family of the deceased told police that Rama Mahto, who was under the influence of liquor, was sitting in front of his house when a baby snake (Karait) bit him on his leg.
Mahto managed to capture the snake and chewed it in a bid to to take revenge.
“While chewing the baby snake, Mahato was bitten more than 10 times on his face.
“After that he pulled out the snake and put it on a nearby tree. We asked him to go to the hospital for treatment but he refused and went to sleep.
“Mahto claimed that it was a baby and it would not be poisonous. He was found dead on Monday morning, ,” said Bhuson Prasad, president of Madhodeh Panchayat Samit.