One held for killing python, uploading pics of incident

Bhubaneswar: Police on Thursday arrested a youth on charges of killing a python and uploading pictures of entire incident on social media with his two other friends.

The arrested youth has been identified as Maki Singh and his other two friends, Natha Singh and Dillip Singh, all of them are residents of Sanasatashola village under Udala Forest Division.

According to sources, the trio came across a 5-feet python moving around near the village in morning yesterday. They killed the snake and took some photographs with the reptile. The pictures went viral after one of them reportedly uploaded it on Facebook.

Coming to know about the incident, Udala Police arrested Maki while his two other friends managed to give the cops a slip.

“The snake used to kill local pets and had eaten a swan near the river last year. This time when we saw it moving in the area we killed it but Natha Singh clicked the photographs,” Makin, one of the accused said.