In an undated video that has now gone viral, a cop in Tirunelveli district displayed both courage and compassion while dealing with a snake. Zee News reports on Inspector Samson of Veeravanallur police station who allows the snake to slither around his body before he coolly walks a little distance to release it into the nearby thicket.
In the video, you can hear people referring to him as “Shiva” for the manner in which he sported the snake around his neck. Samson says the snake will take care of itself by feeding on rats while releasing it. What Samson did was in stark contrast to what usually happens in such situations where a panic-stricken crowd ends up killing the reptile.