One day leaving their son and therefore the mongoose alone within the house, the farmer's wife visited the market to shop for some groceries. At that point , the farmer was also within the field.
When the farmer’s wife came back home,she saw the mouth and paws of the mongoose smeared with blood. She thought that it had killed their baby.So,she killed the mongoose by hitting it with a basket full of groceries .
Afterwards, she realized that her baby was sound asleep , and a black snake was lying dead. She understood that the mongoose had killed the snake and saved her son. She repented her action but it was too late.