A six-year-old girl in Maharashtra’s Wardha district has survived after being bitten by reportedly a cobra that remained wrapped around her neck for close to two hours. Four days since the incident, the child was today said to be out of danger after being treated medically.
Videos of the goosebump inducing incident are widely being shared on social media and messaging platforms.
The dimply-lit video shows the snake wrapped around Purva Gadkari’s neck — its hood fully spread behind her back — as she lay frightened on her side on a bed in her home. To avoid provoking the reptile, she was asked by her family to stay motionless till a snake-catcher could be summoned.
Little Ms Gadkari managed to stay in that position for around two hours. Towards the end, when it looked like the snake was preparing to slither away, she happened to stir a little.
The cobra then bit her arm. Ms Gadkari was immediately hospitalised and is now said to be out of danger.