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Death by snakebite: new murder weapon of choice in India

There’s a new weapon of choice for cold-blooded Indian murderers: venomous snakes.Indian courts have warned of a disturbing new trend in which killers provoke snakes into biting their victims in an effort to make their deaths look accidental.In the latest case, a Kerala court convicted a wildlife expert on Monday of murdering his wife in May 2020 by putting a cobra – which he had starved for a week to make aggressive – into her bed as she lay in a deep sleep, induced by a sedative he had given…


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