Keonjhar, Sep 27: A youth has been rescued from the face of a huge python while the reptile was carrying him into the Sendhei river in Keonjhar on Monday.
The incident came to the fore, when locals of Tulashipur under Ghasipura police limit snatched one Buddu Majhi, a cowherd from the wrath of a huge python.
Sources said, Buddu, a native of Bhagamunda village under Harichandanpur block is working with Babaji Padhi as a cowherd in Tulasipur.
Today, Buddu was managing cows at the bank of the Sendhei River in the afternoon. Meanwhile, a huge python trapped his legs, strangulated his neck and dragged him into the river stream.
Responding to his alarm, locals rushed to the spot and snatched the youth from the ring of the python.
Subsequently, he was rushed to the Anandpur hospital for resuscitation as he suffocated and fell unconscious after his rescue.