Uttar Pradesh Man Bites Snake, Chews Off Head. ‘Revenge’ For Snakebite

NEW DELHI:  “I’ve never seen such a case in my life,” Hardoi’s Dr Sanjay Kumar tells news agency ANI after treating a farmer who bit a snake to take “revenge.” The doctor says he’s amazed the man survived even after biting the snake. The farmer, identified as Sonelal, reportedly chewed off and spit out the snake’s hood after it bit him. He was rushed to a nearby clinic after he was found unconscious in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi. However, the doctors treating him failed to find any bite marks on the farmer’s body, reports The Times of India.

On Saturday, the state-run 108 ambulance service at Madhoganj community health centre received a call to rush to the nearby Shuklapur Bhagar village where a farmer had fallen unconscious, reports the Times of India. When he regained consciousness, he was asked to explain what happened.

“The snake bit me, so I held its head and chewed it off. It died,” Sonelal tells ANI. “Then I brought it back to the village. I tore off its head again.”

Eyewitnesses also say they saw him ingest part of the snake, identified by some villagers as a python.

However, doctors at the health centre tell the Times of India that they failed to find any bite marks on the farmer’s body. Still, Sonelal’s survival after biting a snake has left the doctors and the villagers amazed.

“He chewed off half of (the snake’s) head and yet was fine. I haven’t seen something like this in my lifetime,” a puzzled Dr Kumar told reporters.

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Mom accused of feeding child bleach to cure autism

An Indianapolis mom is accused of forcing her child to down bleach to cure her autism, police said.

The father reported to authorities that his 28-year-old wife was placing drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution, which contains chlorine, into their autistic daughter’s drinks, WTTK reported.

He said the woman learned about the dangerous concoction through a Facebook group and believed the mixture was a “miracle mineral solution,” according to police.

She was arrested Saturday, and the child was removed from the home following the report, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The Department of Child Services is reportedly investigating the allegations.

Experts said that situations where parents with autistic children search for cures “out of desperation” are not uncommon. In some cases, parents may turn to the extreme.

“Taking things into their own hands is something that many parents have done out of desperation, out of hope,” Sherry Quinn, president of the Applied Behavioral Center for Autism, told WTTK.

There is no medication that can cure autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Dad nearly kills 3-year-old daughter trying to get rid of bed bugs

A 3-year-old girl is fighting for her life after eating rat poison that her dad put out in the family’s Bronx apartment, police sources said.

The little girl has been in intensive care since Oct. 24, when her father took her to Jacobi Medical Center with vomiting and other severe flu-like symptoms.

Doctors determined the child may have eaten some of the rat poison and rushed her to Montefiore Hospital in critical condition

Police sources said the the man, his wife and their daughter had been admitted to the hospital with similar symptoms Oct. 22, shortly after the poison was laid by the girl’s father. He told doctors he thought the poison would combat a bed bug infestation in their home, sources said.

The family was released, but the father rushed the little girl back to Montefiore two days later when her health took a turn for the worse.

She is still in ICU at that hospital, police sources said.

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Woman accused of poisoning husband with eye drop solution

A man in Utah allegedly discovered his wife was poisoning him with eye drop solution after staying home from work to investigate potential causes of his illness, KSL reported. Dallen Tubbs allegedly discovered “numerous empty eye drop solution bottles with the tops pulled off them in a black, cloth bag with a zipper,” court documents state.

When Tubbs, who lost up to 40 pounds and was suffering from nausea, blurred vision, diarrhea and headaches, confronted his wife, Chandra Vauy Stevens Read, she allegedly said he was not her only target.

He then grew concerned for the couple’s two children, who had experienced sudden changes in their behavior, court documents stated,according to KSL.

“He claims that the children have become more irritable and less consolable than they normally have been in the past,” the documents state.

Investigators later discovered 11 empty boxes, 10 empty bottles and six unopened boxes of eye drop solution, KSL reported. Read was charged with surreptitious administration of a substance, which is a class A misdemeanor.

Her first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 30, according to the news outlet.

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Woman poured antifreeze in grandma’s juice to poison her: cops

A woman planned for at least a month to poison her grandmother before she finally poured antifreeze in the woman’s juice and then gave it to her drink, New Jersey police said.

Elise Conroy was arrested Saturday and faces attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to poison her grandmother. Police said the 84-year-old grandmother drank the tainted juice and suspected something was wrong. She called police, but did not require medical attention, according to the Daily Record of Morris County.

Conroy, 26, lived in her grandmother’s home.

Conroy allegedly bought the antifreeze in July with the intention of poisoning the older woman.

Conroy was being held pending a detention hearing, which has not yet been scheduled. It wasn’t known Saturday if she has retained an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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