Selfie goes wrong: Man loses life to cobra bite in Nellore

Nellore: A 23-year-old man, Polamreddy Manikanta Reddy, tragically passed away as a result of a snake bite he received while attempting to take a selfie with a cobra. The incident occurred in Kandukur, Nellore, where Manikanta, who ran a juice shop, came in contact with a snake charmer who had brought the cobra to the area to collect money for his wife's treatment.

The snake charmer had assured Manikanta that the snake was harmless as its fangs had been removed, leading Manikanta to request to take a selfie with the animal.

However, when the snake was placed around his neck, it slipped and bit him on his right hand. Despite being taken to Ongole GGH for treatment, Manikanta passed away early Wednesday. A case has been filed under the Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act and for murder, with the snake charmer now in police custody.

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