Palghar - Snake Catcher, Mohammad Avez Mistry (17) died while catching a snake in Naigaon. Mistry was trying to control a cobra, in the act of catching the cobra he was hit four times by the snake.
He was rushed to the government hospital in Vasai but the unavailability of ICU made people take him to another hospital. During this process, he died on the way. Cobra stung Mistry thrice on hand and once on his back. In spite of rigorous efforts and stings by Cobra, Mistry managed to catch cobra and release him in the woods.