Bhubaneswar: Dogs are considered to be the best friends of humans and the saying was yet again proved in Odisha's Gajapati district.
The loyalty of a dog was well witnessed by Dibakar Raita and his family, when pet doberman gave away his life fighting four cobras.
The incident happened when four cobras tried to enter Raita's house, the canine sensing deep trouble to his master's family, attacked the deadly snakes with full vigour.
However, the couldn't sustain long and after few minutes of intense fight, it succumbed to the fatal poison of the cobras.
The villagers recalled that the dog didn't let the snakes enter the house of his master.
The village members laid floral tribute to the faithful pet and held a funeral procession for him.
Speaking to a local media house, Raita said, he will never forget the supreme sacrifice made by his pet.