An Indian man was bitten by a venomous snake and then chomped on his wife’s wrist in a cold-blooded attempt to die together, according to a report.
The man, Shankar Rai, was asleep in Birsingpur village when the reptile attacked him, India Today reported.
Upon waking, he realized his condition was worsening and that he’d likely die.
“He told me he loved me too much and wanted to die together before grabbing my wrist and sinking his teeth into it,” his wife, Amiri Devi, said. “I allowed him to do it.”
Rai eventually died but his wife survived after being rushed to a hospital.
“The woman could be saved as her treatment began on time. She is safe now,” a doctor said, the news site reported.