Poisonous snake bites man, man bites wife so they could die together
An Indian man was bitten by a venomous snake while sleeping. Upon waking, he realized he was going to die so he reportedly bit his wife's wrist in an attempt to die together.
His last wish was to go peacefully with his wife, and he tried his best to do so, but the woman was fortunately saved after receiving immediate medical attention, according to India Today.
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The man, Shankar Rai, eventually died, however. The incident occurred in Bahar, India, on Saturday.
Rai, who was sleeping when he received the fatal bite, reportedly awoke to his condition deteriorating and turned emotional suddenly.
When he realized he wouldn't survive, he bit his wife's hands while sharing with her his wish to remain united even in an afterlife.
Needless to say, his last wish wasn't fulfilled.
"He told me he loved me too much and want to die together before grabbing my wrist and sinking his teeth into it. I allowed him to do so," Amiri Devi, his wife, told the outlet.
After biting his wife, the pair fell unconscious. Soon after, the couple was rushed to the emergency room, where doctors were unable to revive Rai but managed to save his wife.
"The woman could be saved as her treatment began on time. She is safe now," local medical practitioner Dr. Jaykant told local reporters Monday.