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8 persons booked after man dies of snakebite in Maha's Nashik

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

Eight people have been booked in Maharashtra's district after a man died last week due to at a bungalow here, said Tuesday.

identified the deceased as (38), a snake-catcher hailing from

"On October 3, Malout had visited the bungalow of one of the accused, Balu Borade, who illegally maintains poisonous snakes at his residence. Malout was bitten on the finger by a snake and died on October 4," said Prabhakar Rayate, in charge of station in

of said it was earlier assumed that Malout died in the jungles of Samangaon near while catching snakes.

"But police have seized mobile phone clips which show Malout and seven others playing with poisonous snakes at Borade's bungalow in Pimpalgaon Khamb area on October 3 when he was bit. He died in a hospital the next day," Rayate said.

He said that four of the eight people booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and the Indian Penal Code have been arrested.

The added that further probe into the incident was underway.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 17:45 IST