Increasing floodwater in river Krishna has led to a rise in fear of snakebite among residents living downstream.
Jinka Murli said that he was told by the watchman that a snake entered the hostel room and bit Sai Raj sometime during the night.
The minister said the centre, which will be fully functional in the next five years, will help prevent deaths caused by snakebite, especially to farmers.
The irony couldn’t have been starker. Kendrapara’s well-known snake catcher Sk.
While post-mortem results are awaited, the incident came to light when the parents brought it to the notice of police on Monday.
Doctors say condition of 2 students who are undergoing treatment has improved
The state budget allocates Rs 25 lakh for animal welfare but this is not being utilized for snake rescue as BBMP claims it is not meant for wildlife.