Beware, dead snake in juice can!

Beware, dead snake in juice can!

Her son Jagtar Singh told Greater Kashmir on Tuesday that he had purchased the carton from Srinagar few days ago for his ailing mother.

A granny in Kashmir had a shocking experience on finding a six-inch-long dead snake in a juice can she had emptied into her stomach.

The 61-year-old Kulwant Kaur, who drank the ‘Guava Gush’ from the tetra-pack carton, almost fainted after spotting the serpent.

Her son Jagtar Singh told Greater Kashmir on Tuesday that he had purchased the carton from Srinagar few days ago for his ailing mother.

“My mother drank from the can several times in the last three days and yesterday when the remainder was poured into a glass we were shocked to see a dead snake flowing out of the can,” Singh said.

Singh emailed the ITC Company, the makers of ‘B Natural Guava Gush’, to register his complaint, however he was not satisfied with the reply and decided to publicise the harrowing experience.

“They (Company representatives) asked me to send them a sample. But I wanted a promise that they don’t sell such poison to people here in Kashmir,” said Singh.

“I am thinking of filing a complaint with the police to punish the guilty people.”

He alleged that a representative from the company tried to buy them by offering a ‘gift’ if they handed over the baby snake to them.

"They said they will get back to me after testing the sample. But I told them that there is no guarantee that you will even entertain my calls after I hand over the snake," said Singh.

ITC, according to a profile on its website, is one of India’s foremost multi-business enterprise with a market capitalisation of US $ 40 billion and a turnover of US $ 8 billion.

Despite repeated attempts, the company couldn’t be reached for a comment.