A camel in Rajasthan's Barmer district attacked and injured his owner after being reportedly irked by the heat.
The incident reportedly occurred on 21 May, when Urjaram, the camel's owner, tried to untie the animal - who was tied by his legs and left out in the heat.
According to a report in the Times of India, Urjaram was entertaining some guests at his place and had forgotten that he had left the animal tied up in the heat all day.
According to the daily, it took abut six hours and 25 villagers to calm the animal down.
"The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body and severed the head," villager Thakara Ram told the daily. The daily also quoted villagers as saying that this was not the first time that the camel attacked Urjaram.
In the last week, temperatures in parts of Rajasthan have crossed 51 degrees celsius. BSF jawans patrolling the border with Pakistan have also reported that the camels in their fleet have been unruly in the heat.