India: Snake found inside water bottle
An official event in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh turned dramatic when a snake was discovered inside a bottle of drinking water.
The reptile was discovered by a doctor in the bottle she was served at the event held at the headquarters of the ruling BJP, BBC Hindi reported.
Chief Minister Raman Singh and the federal Health Minister JP Nadda were also present at the event.
The mineral water company has called the incident a "conspiracy".
"It's a conspiracy against me. When I was shown the bottle, its seal was broken," the company owner was quoted as saying in the Times of India.
After the discovery, all the water bottles were recalled.
The baby snake survived the ordeal, the BBC Hindi correspondent said.
The state government has now ordered a check on mineral water bottles across the state.