500 people gather to mourn death of 130-year-old crocodile

 

500 people gather to mourn death of 130-year-old crocodile

The villagers wish to build a statue for their friend.

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Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 8:33 AM

Last updated: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 10:38 AM

In a bizzare incident, 500 villagers of Bawamohatra, a village in Bemetra district of Chattisgarh attended the last rites of Gangaram, a 130-year-old crocodile.
The community gathered near the pond to bury the three-meter-long reptile, according to Hindustan Times. 
The crocodile died of natural causes and a post-mortem was conducted in the presence of the villagers, said RK Sinha, sub-divisional officer forest) to the newspaper.  
Villagers now wish to build a statue of Gangaram near the pond to remember their friend. 


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