A three-year-old boy has reportedly suffered multiple injuries on his face in the attack.

Hyderabad stray dog menace Nine kids attacked four sustain serious injuriesImage for representation
news News Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 08:58

Residents of Ramanthapur in Hyderabad are living in fear, after a pack of stray dogs attacked 11 people including nine children on Wednesday.

Four of the victims sustained serious injuries. All the victims were rushed to the Super Speciality Veterinary Hospital at Naryanaguda, while some of them were later shifted to Niloufer Hospital.

A three-year-old boy, Nitin, has reportedly suffered multiple injuries on his face in the attack.

“My child went out to answer call of nature. After a few minutes, I was shocked to see my child bleeding and crying. The residents of our locality said he had been attacked by dogs, and we rushed to the veterinary hospital at Narayanaguda. I request the authorities to take immediate measures to curb the dog menace in our area,” Rajeshwari G, mother of Nitin told Times of India.

Residents alleged that many dog-bite cases have occurred in their locality in the past two days and have alerted their neighbours to stay indoors.

According to Deccan Chronicle, the residents claimed that the stray dogs had been feeding on piglets in Kamakshipuram of Ramanthapur and attacked the residents when there was no food available.

“We have been complaining to the GHMC, but no one visited the colonies. The dog population has increased in this area. They kill piglets and feed on them and when there was no food left, they attacked humans,” a resident told DC.

However, the officials from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) claimed that they have been sending dog vans to the area.

After the incident came to light, the state human rights commission asked the municipal corporation to submit a report over the dog menace.

“We have already responded to the complaint and we have caught five dogs. We will also conduct a special drive in that area,” P Rama Krishna Rao, veterinary officer (East zone) of GHMC told TOI.

 

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