Rajasthan: Left in the heat all day, camel attacks and kills owner

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When the owner went to untie the camel, the annoyed animal attacked him

In Rajasthan's Barmer district, an agitated camel reportedly severed its owner's head, after being left in the heat all day with its legs tied.

After the incident, which took place on Saturday, villagers say they had to struggle for around six hours to get control of the animal. According to a Times of India report, the owner from Mangta village was busy catering to guests on Saturday night and forgot that his camel was kept out in the heat all day. When he finally went to untie the camel, the animal attacked him.

A villager said that the camel lifted the owner by the neck and threw him on the ground, chewed the body and severed the head. The camel had reportedly attacked the owner in the past as well. 

North and north-west India are in the grip of an intense heat wave at present. On May 19, Phalodi region in Jodhpur district recorded the highest temperature of 51 degree Celsius. With Rajasthan experiencing high temperatures, humans as well as animals have been struggling to get some respite. 

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