Jajpur, July 9: A woman died after being bitten by a venomous snake while she was trying to save her baby from the reptile at Deulabada village under Dasrathpur block in Jajpur district on Friday.
The deceased woman has been identified as Priyadarshini Jena.
Priyadarshini’s newborn boy was sleeping on the floor of her house in the morning. Meanwhile, she discovered that a viper was crawling towards her baby.
Finding no ways, Priyadarshini picked the snake by its tail and tried to throw it away. However, she was bitten on the hand by the poisonous snake.
Subsequently, she was rushed to the Jajpur headquarters hospital for instant care. She took her last breath in the midway, said sources.
A pall of gloom descended in the locality following the death of the mother, who sacrificed her life to save her baby boy.