The appetite for snake venom addiction is on the rise, triggering allegations against renowned YouTuber Elvish Yadav. Accusations revolve around his purported role in hosting snake venom parties, where snake venom is used as an intoxicant. While Elvish Yadav vehemently refutes these claims, labeling them as unfounded, the controversy raises questions about the origins and rapid growth of this trend.
The Lure of Snake Venom after Elvish Yadav Scandal
In essence, the snake venom addiction trend has gained notoriety, often drawing comparisons to the consumption of drugs like cocaine and ephedrine among avid partygoers. These party essentials typically cost between Rs 4,000 and Rs 7,000. However, the emergence of K-72 and K-76, namely cobra venom bullets, has gained significant influence over the youth. Snake venom is expertly processed into a potent powder, with a single pinch fetching a substantial price between Rs 28,000 and Rs 32,000.
How Snake Venom Factories Operate and Transform Venom into a Powerful Substance
The process of establishing a snake venom factory involves the utilization of specific snake species, including Naja-Naja (cobra), Green Snake, and Benacercus caeruleus (Kromon Krait). Snake venom contains chemicals that induce a unique sense of pleasure and energy by directly affecting the brain. Some stockpile snake venom in its liquid form, while others lactate the venom to convert it into a potent powder. A mere 500 ml of venom can yield a significant quantity of powder, allowing for its use in a substantial volume of liquor, up to 1,000 liters.
In some rave parties where people commonly indulge in drugs such as cocaine, opium, and scuba, a new fascination with snake charmers and snake bites has emerged. Revelers willingly subject themselves to snake bites, and a unique form of intoxication is achieved through dancing with snake charmers and their snakes. This intoxication experience, which forms the basis of snake venom addiction, can persist for a duration of five days to one month. The snakes used in these events are transported to rave parties through snake charmers, contributing to the overall controversy.