While snake bite incidence is rare even in the countryside, cities and towns in the country are almost immune from the menace. Rarely we get to hear news of snake bite death.
Against this backdrop, not one but two snakebite fatalities, that too, in a metropolis like Delhi is bound to send shockwaves in the entire area of its occurence. This is exactly the situation today in Dwarka, where two people died after being bitten by snakes within just three days.
Ever since the news of snake bite deaths reported from the locality, residents are living in panic.
Both the deaths were reported from the area of Dwarka North police station. DCP, Anto Alphonse has confirmed snake bite as the cause of death in both cases.
According to the police, the first incident of snakebite death came to light on September 16 when, Sonam, 20, a resident of Sector 12, was admitted to DDU hospital after she was bitten by a snake. Thereafter, her condition started deteriorating fast and eventually she succumbed at the hospital during treatment.
The police informed that Sonam, a labourer, lived with her family at a construction site.
Around 2.30 am of the fateful day, Sonam informed her family that she was bitten by a snake, but they did not take her seriously. When her condition started deteriorating by morning, her family members realised the seriousness of the matter and rushed her to the hospital.
In another incident , Ram Kewal 23, a resident of Sector 12, dies of snake bite on September 17. A neighbour of the deceased informed the police about the cause of his death.
Ram Kewal hailed from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. When his family came to know that he was bitten by a snake, they decided to take him to Shahjahanpur. But unfortunately Kewal died on the way to his hometown.
After hearing about the incident, a team of Wildlife SOS visited the area but failed to catch the snake.