Madurai: Forest Dept arrests TN man who ate venomous snake to avoid Covid-19

  • | Saturday | 29th May, 2021

In a viral video on social media, this 50-year-old man was seen eating poisonous snake to avoid Covid-19

People all over the world are adopting many ways to deal with coronavirus. Something similar has been done by a person living in Tamil Nadu, India. To avoid Covid-19, a person has been arrested for eating a venomous snake; a fine of Rs 7 thousand has also been imposed.

In Tamil Nadu, earlier this week, in a viral video on social media, this 50-year-old man was seen eating poisonous snake to avoid Covid-19. This man named Vadivel told that he had caught the snake in a field and killed it before eating. Vadivel is a resident of Perumalpatti village in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

According to the information, after watching the viral video, environmentalists alerted the police and demanded action. After which the police have identified and arrested the accused. Wildlife officials have expressed their grief after watching the viral video and said that it is extremely harmful to be involved in such activities.

However, Madurai District Forest Officer S Anand, Madurai district forest officer from Madurai, told that at the time of the incident he was drunk and other people had instigated him to eat snakes. Fortunately, Vadivel did not bite the snake`s venom glands, which was recognized as a common krait (a poisonous snake in Bengal).

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