Snakes bite three inmates in Lucknow jail, authorities call 12 snake charmers to catch them

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The Hush Post | 9:13 pm | One-minute read |

Three inmates in the Lucknow district jail were bitten by snakes on Monday. One of the prisoners, Babbu, died after the snake bite. The snakes had entered the premises of the jail following which the jail authorities called around 12 snake charmers to get rid of them.

According to a report in News 18, inmate Babbu, who was serving a life sentence died of the snake bite. The snakes had entered the jail premises as water-logging took place in the area surrounding the jail. The city was lashed by rain for two consecutive days.

Meanwhile, the two other prisoners, Dilip and Raj Kumar were admitted to the hospital and are said to be out of danger.

Jailor Satish Chandra said that more than 12 snake charmers were called in on Tuesday who caught four snakes from the jail premises.

The new district jail in Lucknow is located on the outskirts of the city and is surrounded by fields where a large number of snakes can be seen.

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