23:12 GMT13 May 2021
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    Villagers in India’s Uttar Pradesh raised the alarm when they found a 10-foot-long python with a bloated belly in a sugarcane field. Soon, a rumour spread that the huge reptile had swallowed a baby.

    A police probe has been ordered into an incident in India’s Uttar Pradesh State after a 10-fee python swallowed a deer and was killed. Local villagers thrashed and dragged it around suspecting it to have gulped down a baby.

    The brutal incident unfolded in the presence of police, with villagers mercilessly dragging the python through the fields.

    The python thrashed & dragged for fun by locals in Maalipur village of UP's Amroha @rameshpandeyifs@Benarasiyaa @UpforestUp @Uppolice pic.twitter.com/8H3zfq1YhA

    ​According to reports, villagers thrashed the python and dragged it from the field. It was released about 3 kilometres away near the banks of the Ganges river.

    To the surprise of onlookers, the snake ended up regurgitating a whole deer and died shortly afterwards.

     

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