Complied by YIMIE YONG ,CLARISSA CHUNG and R.ARAVINTHAN
A FARMER in Gujarat, India, took revenge on a snake that bit him by biting it to death before succumbing to the venom, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Barwath Kalabariya, 60, was monitoring the corn harvest on his land when he noticed a snake.
While his workers fled in fear, Barwath tried to chase away the snake but it refused to budge.
He then tried to catch the snake but it bit him on the arm and face.
Infuriated, the farmer caught the snake and killed it by biting it before he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital but died shortly.
> The same newspaper also reported that a flower farmer in Selangor, was devastated when local authorities demolished her 30-year-old farm without any warning.
The woman, identified as Chandra, said she had run the farm without any complaint.
On Thursday, enforcement officials from MBPJ tore down the sheds put up in the area, destroying the plants in the process.
Sungai Buloh MP Sivarasa Rasiah said the authorities should have given the entrepreneur some time to vacate the area. He also called on the local councillor and state assemblyman to look into the matter.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.