A pair of snakes had entered the house and climbed onto the bed which had a printed bed cover.
According to the officials, Venkateswaramma of Etimoga village in Nagayalanka mandal was bitten by a snake at her residence.
More than snakebites, factors like dependence on sorcerers, non-availability of ASV at rural health facilities and lack of expertise are other reasons behind spike in deaths
In Odisha, sorcerers not only get the first call in snakebite cases but are also expected to revive the dead in many instances, such is the sway of superstition over basic medical science.
According to officials, as many as 12 people in the district died of snake bites in August, while around 150 incidents of snakebite cases have been reported since January 2019.
Family members of the snakebite victim brought a sorcerer who claimed to resurrect him through witchcraft in District Headquarters Hospital in Bhawanipatna.
The incident became public when the visuals of the exercise went viral on social media on Monday.
A sorcerer tried to resurrect a woman, who died of snakebite, near the post-mortem wing of Padampur Sub-Divisional Hospital on June 23.
This seems to be ironical as Basti Dawakhanas had come up to compensate for areas where people did not have access to a healthcare centre.
Abin was taken to Rajagiri Hospital 16 hours after he was bitten by the snake.