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Tag: Snake Bite

Blind Beliefs
Snake-bitten Odisha Youth’s Condition Worsens After ‘Sorcerer’ Rituals

In this day and age, regressive practices and blind beliefs continue to surface.

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9-Year Old Nabrangpur Snakebite Victim ‘Manjula’ Undergoes First Surgery At SCB

A team of surgeons led by Dr Bibhusan Nayak, Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, carried out the reconstructive surgery for several hours to heal the wounds on the patient’s hand.

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Man Vs Snake: A Poisonous Concoction Of Poverty & Regressive Practice In Rural Odisha

Manjula is nine years old, but her age belies the pain that she has been enduring for a month.

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Snakebites Claim 6 Lives In Odisha In 24 Hours, 2954 Dead In Last 5 Yrs

Bhubaneswar: As many as six people have lost their lives due to poisonous snakebites in separate incidents across the State in the last 24 hours. As per reports, two twin sisters succumbed after they were bitten by a venomous snake in the wee hours while they were sleeping inside their house at Bentapur village in […]

2 More Snake-Bitten Persons Die In Odisha As Superstition Remains First Resort

Berhampur: Hours after OTV telecast a report on how snake bite deaths are rising in Odisha because people continue to follow superstitions rather than medical advice; two more deaths corroborate how people continue to fall prey to superstitious practices. One Siva Patra of Buguda area in Ganjam district was bitten by a poisonous snake yesterday. […]

Bizzare! After being bitten, youth arrives in hospital with the snake

Malkangiri: For someone getting bitten by a snake, the instant response would be to dart to the hospital without delay, right? But a youth in Odisha who was bitten by a snake shocked everyone after he arrived at the hospital carrying the snake after beating the reptile to death. The incident reported from MV-63 village […]

Sorcerer attempts to resurrect dead boy in Bolangir DHH

Bolangir: In yet another case of black magic in hospital premises, family members of a 15-year-old boy, who died of snake bite, took help of a sorcerer to resurrect the deceased in Bolangir district headquarter hospital Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Madhu Payasingh of Digasira village under Sindhekela police limits in the district. According […]

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2 brothers die of snake bite in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In a tragic incident, two brothers died after being bitten by a snake at Bandhasahi village under Mulabasant panchayat in Kendrapara district late Thursday night. According to sources, the brothers were bitten by the snake in early hours while they were fast asleep. Following the incident, family members rushed the duo to the district […]

Tantrik in hospital to provide 'additional treatment' to snakebite patient

Dhenkanal: Family members of a youth bitten by snake on Tuesday engaged a sorcerer to provide some ‘additional treatment’ at the Kamakhyanagar hospital in the district.  The youth, Sanjay Nayak of Baisinga under Kamakhyanagar was admitted to the hospital after being attacked by a venomous snake. Although the doctors treated Sanjay, his family members sought help […]

Black magicians perform rituals to resurrect dead cow

Angul: In a bizarre incident, locals in Bagedia village in Angul sought the help of sorcerers to resurrect a dead cow, killed due to snake bite. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon after a venomous snake attacked the cow while it was grazing in a field close to the village. Following the incident, a […]

Black magic performed at hospital to cure Odisha woman of snakebite

Angul: In yet another incident of regressive practices still being followed, family members of a woman, who was bitten by a snake, performed black magic on her without seeking medical help. The incident took place at the Community Health Centre in Chhendipada of Angul district where a patient Jhuna Bhutia from Mamuria village was admitted. […]

Black magic performed on dead patient inside Odisha hospital

Baripada: In yet another case of sorcery practice on hospital premises, family members of a 24-year-old youth, who died of snake bite, took help of a black magician to bring the deceased back from the dead. A youth of Salerapada under Thakurmunda block, who was bitten by a snake, died while undergoing treatment at the […]

AIIMS organises workshop for snake rescuers

Bhubaneswar: In order to educate snake rescuers, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Sunday organised a unique workshop on occupational safety and basic life support (BLS) As many as 50 snake rescuers from across the State participated in the programme which is first of its kind in India. Health care professionals […]

Two brothers die of snake bites in Balasore

Balasore: Two brothers died after being bitten by a snake at Damodarpur Sasana village near Kanchapada of Balasore district late on Saturday night. The deceased have been identified as Yoshbant Mishra (18) and his younger brother Bharat Mishra (8). According to sources, the duo was bitten by a poisonous snake while they were sleeping in […]