Hoping to remain united, Bihar man bites wife after being bitten by poisonous snake

While Shankar Rai succumbed to his injuries, Amiri Devi was saved by doctors from a local hospital. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Bihar, Bihar snake bit, Man bites wife According to doctors, the woman was saved due to timely treatment. (Source: Pixabay, Representational)

A man hailing from Samastipur district, Bihar, woke up last weekend to find he’d been bitten by a venomous snake and would not survive given his deteriorating condition. In an emotional state, he went up to his wife and started biting her wrists in the hope that they could depart together, reported Gulf News. After telling her he loved her very much, the couple fell unconscious. While Shankar Rai succumbed to his injuries, Amiri Devi was saved by doctors from a local hospital.

“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 was quoted as saying by Gulf News. She added that he wanted them to remain united, but his dying wish remains unfulfilled.

According to doctors, the woman was saved due to timely treatment. “The woman could be saved as her treatment began on time. She is safe now,” a local medical practitioner Dr Jaykant told local reporters on Monday.

Samastipur district is around 90 kilometres from Bihar’s capital, Patna. Earlier this year, another bizarre incident was reported from Begusarai district in Bihar, where a krait emerged from the schoolbag of a four-year-old boy, enrolled in LKG. The deadly snake caused a stampede-like situation in the classroom.

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    Abid
    Jun 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm
    Is this what it has come to? I feel seriously tempted to un-install this app delivering such rubbish.
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      Suneet Sood
      Jun 14, 2017 at 1:42 am
      Sounds like daft journalism. The fangs of venomous snakes are specially designed. These fangs contain a "venom canal" through which the venom can be injected. Does this journalist seriously think that the dying man developed a venom canal and was able to deliver his venom to his wife?
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        MyTake
        Jun 14, 2017 at 1:58 am
        Exactly. Bringing Bollydrama into everything is definitely not journalism.
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        Shamsungfan
        Jun 14, 2017 at 1:05 am
        IE should get best journalism award for this non sense
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          Amit Bhatnagar
          Jun 14, 2017 at 1:03 am
          I do expect the editor of a newspaper to know the difference between poisonous and venomous. Snakes are venomous, not poisonous.
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            RCA
            Jun 14, 2017 at 12:57 am
            Disgusting...this is pure sadism. If he loves her, she should let her live a long and fulfilling life. Shame on IE for the le of this article.. stead of criticizing this domestic violence, it seems to be condoning it.
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              Akshay S
              Jun 13, 2017 at 11:26 pm
              Daily dose of w t f.
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                THATHAMAN
                Jun 13, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                WHAT IS THIS " GULF NEWS"?
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