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It's news! Man bites rabid dog in southern India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Upset that a stray rabid dog was fleeing with a duck from his compound, a man in southern India caught the animal, wrestled with it and bit it hard in the throat before it was beaten to death, a newspaper said.

A report in the Hindustan Times on Friday said that the dog had become a menace to villagers in Pakakkadavu, in the Kollam district of Kerala state, which, like most of India, has a large stray dog population.

The 65-year-old man wrestled with the dog in a ditch near his home on Wednesday and bit it so hard that it bled from its neck while one of his hands was in the grip of the animal’s mouth, the report said.

Neighbours separated the two and beat the dog to death. The man was being treated in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram for rabies, it said.

Writing by Y.P. Rajesh