A dog has sacrificed his life to save eight members of his master’s family.
The male dog belonged to the Doberman species and fought a bloody battle with four mountain cobras for hours and killed all of them. The incident happened at the gates of his master’s house in Gajapati district of Bhubneshwar Odisha. Dibakar Raita had bought this dog few months back to his home as their guard and companion.
On July 11, the mountain snakes tried to enter the gates of the master when this dog blocked their way and indulged in battle. The bloody tussle went on for few hours until the dog came victorious killing all the four cobras.
Blood could be seen spilling onto the patio as the pet animal and snakes brawled. However, within few minutes, the dog died due to the poisonous effects of repeated stings by the snakes. Dibakar said:
“I’m shocked. He has made the supreme sacrifice for me and my family. I will remember him till our death. I pray God – May his soul rest in peace.”
The dog was given a dignified farewell with floral wreaths on his body and villagers all across condemning his death.