People of Param village in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district are in a state of panic after a black cobra reportedly bit 52 people. Three of those who were bitten by the snake have been dead.
The wife of one of the deceased said, “When my husband had gone to water the fields, he was bit by the snake. We took him to hospital, but he died after three hours. We have received no help from the government and our children are not going to school because of the fear of getting bitten by the snake.”
Mohammad Nabi said the cobra is yet to be caught and people are in a state of panic.
Mother of 18-year-old Sandhya said her daughter was lying in her bed after performing her prayers when she was bitten by the snake. She died later.
District Magistrate Amit Kishore said efforts are on to bring in a snake charmer from Kashipur in Uttarakhand to neutralise the menace.