- Crocodile may have sneaked in from the nearby Satiguda dam in Odisha
- Villagers captured the crocodile and tied it to a tree
- Forest officials rescued the crocodile and released it 60 km away
Dasarathi Padiami on seeing the huge reptile in his house immediately rushed outside along with his wife, the officials said. He asked his two daughters, who were sleeping in another room, to go to the attic, they said.
Hearing his cries for help, villagers gathered and broke the asbestos roof to rescue the children. They then captured the crocodile and tied it to a tree, an official said.
The villagers were terrified to see such a huge crocodile for the first time in the area, he said. Malkangiri forest range officer Basudev Naik said they have rescued the crocodile and released it in a water body some 60 km from the village.