A 13-year old boy died of snake bite near Mettupalayam in the early hours of Friday, even as the relatives refused to accept the body after postmortem in the Government hospital blaming the negligence of district administration for the death.
The boy Mohanraj, an eighth standard student of Ukkan Nagar on Mettupalayam-Annur Road, had come out of to answer nature's call and a snake bit him around 3.30 AM, police said.
Parents found him lying dead with foam coming out of his mouth and immediately brought him to the Government Hospital in Coimbatore.
However, he was declared brought dead, they said.
A group of 50 persons, including boy's parents, relatives and some of the residents came to the district collectorate and sought immediate action against increasing incident of snake bites in the area.
They went to the government hospital and staged a demonstration and refused to accept the body, seeking immediate action on their pending demands, police said.