Odishatv Bureau

Malkangiri: A family, including two children, of Munata village in Malkangiri district had a narrow escape from the clutch of a giant crocodile late last night.

According to sources, a 10-12 feet long crocodile entered into the house of one Dasaratha Madakami of Munata village when the family members, including his two daughters, were asleep at around 3 am. When Dasaratha woke up, he panicked to find the reptile in his house.

Madakami immediately shifted his daughters to the attic of the house and called villagers for help. Later, some locals rushed to the spot and rescued the two girls. They also managed to catch hold of the reptile and tied it to a tree.

Getting information, a team of forest officials rushed to the spot to rescue the crocodile. It is suspected that the crocodile might have come out from the nearby Sitaguda dam.

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On the other hand, the villagers are terrorised to see such a huge crocodile for the first time in the village.

"I heard about the incident at around 4 am. The villagers managed to catch hold of the reptile and  attempted to kill it. But i resisted them and asked them to inform the forest officials," said  a villager.