Faith or superstition? 20-year-old dies of snakebite; Family hangs his body in Ganga for revival

Despite efforts by his family to seek medical assistance, Kumar tragically succumbed to the venom during treatment.

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In a tragic incident, a young man died due to a snakebite resorted to a desperate act of superstition, plunging his lifeless body for two days into the Ganga River in a misguided attempt to neutrilize the venom. This heart-wrenching case has come to light from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. 

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According to the information, the youth in question was a resident of Jairampur Kudena village of Anupshahar police station. On April 26, the 20-year-old youth had gone to the fields after voting where the snake bit him. When the family members came to know about it, they took them to the doctor for treatment.

Despite efforts by his family to seek medical assistance, Kumar tragically succumbed to the venom during treatment. However, instead of accepting the medical verdict, family turned to superstition in a desperate bid to save him. 

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Videos circulating online show Kumar's body tied to a railing, as onlookers waited anxiously for signs of life. However, when it became evident that there was no hope of revival, Kumar's family proceeded with his final rites cremating him at the ghat of the Ganga.