A 35-year-old man named Santosh Lohar, railway worker, was bitten by a Cobra while sleeping at his base camp in Rajauli in Nawada, Bihar on Tuesday

Instead of a thought of dread, he bit the snake back thrice to neutralize the venom.

Talking to the media, Santosh said, “I believed a local belief that if the snake bites you once, you should bite it twice and if it bites twice you bite it thrice to neutralize the poison, and that worked.”

Despite the superstitions, the snake being venomous, Lahor’s colleagues admitted him in Rajauli subdivision hospital. Doctors treated Lohar promptly, keeping him under observation overnight. Santosh recovered quickly and was discharged on Wednesday, much to the relief of this coworkers and family.