The people in the mall caught hold of the accused and thrashed him, before handing him over to the police.
The Congress today retained both the assembly seats in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Madhya Pradesh.
The bypolls were necessitated due to the death of Congress MLAs Mahendra Singh Kalukheda (Mungaoli) and Ram Singh Yadav (Kolaras). Voting for bypolls on both the seats were held on February 24.
Villagers said that Kushwaha saw a black-coloured snake at his farm and, in his stupor, bit the snake. It died a little while later, they added.
The by and large peaceful polls also saw some sporadic clashes—especially one in Digoda village of Kolaras in Shivpuri district—between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.
The bypolls are being considered as a prestige battle for Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is in his third term as chief minister, and his arch-rival Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress.
Shailendra Jain, the MLA from the adjoining Sagar district, was allegedly campaigning in Mungaoli, where canvassing formally ended at 5 pm yesterday, in his sports utility vehicle (SUV), a police official said.
The apex court said it was shocking that Madhya Pradesh, which was among the states which had received maximum funds from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund scheme, was disbursing Rs 6,000-6,500 only to each rape victim.
In wake of the massive losses, the Maharashtra government has announced a compensation package of Rs 200 crore for farmers who suffered damage to standing crops.