He was rushed to hospital by his family, with medical officer Dr Jems Minj saying he was “quickly administered” anti-venom and discharged after being kept under observation for “the entire day”.
It is not known what medical attention the snake received before it died.
It’s understood there are 60 species of venomous snakes in the country, while one study from 2020 – conducted by researchers from Canada, the UK and India – estimated there were 1.2 million snake bite deaths from 2000 to 2019, averaging around 58,000 a year.
Meanwhile, there is a one in 250 risk of an Indian dying from a snake bite before they turn 70.
The risk rate of a venomous snake dying from a bite from an Indian child has not been established.
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