Subarnapur: In a tragic incident, two minor girls of a family succumbed to snakebite in the district here.
The deceased have been identified as 12 and 13 years old Nikhita and Archita of Panchmahala village under Udala Police Station (PS) limits. They are daughters of Gopal Jagadala.
As per reports, the two sisters went to sleep with their parents last night. A poisonous snake bit Archita’s ear and Nikhita’s leg late night. When the parents came to know, they rushed their minor daughters to the Sonepur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here. Today, the doctor declared them dead.
Seizing the bodies, Sonepur police conducted inquest and later sent them for post mortem. The tragic news has sent a shocking wave in the locality and a pall of gloom descended on the village.