The Pandavas had decided to go into hiding for some time
because the Kauravas ware trying to kill them. During this time, they
lived in a town called Ekchakra, with a Brahmin family.
One day, Kunti found her hosts crying and asked them the reason. The
Brahmin said, "There lives a demon outside Ekchakra who once
threatened to kill all the people of the town. To protect ourselves we
made an agreement with him. Every week one person would take a cartload
of food to him. The demon eats the food as well as the person. All take
turns to send one member every week. This week it is the turn of our
family. I have to send someone to the demon." Kunti said, "I
have fine sons; I will send Bhima to the demon. He is strong and will
deal with him." Bhima took the food to the demon but started eating
it himself. Seeing this, the ferocious demon attacked but the strong
Bhima killed with his bare hands.