She was playing in the BBMP corridor alone

Two-year-old girl mauled by stray dogs in Bengaluru father blames hospital
news Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:36

A Bengaluru couple’s happiness about the birth of their second child didn’t last long after they heard that their two-and-half-year old daughter was mauled by dogs in the hospital premises.

Apart from treatment for bite marks that were all over her body, the girl had to undergo an operation on her left eye on Monday, reportedBangalore Mirror.

Thirty-year-old Regan Pushparaj, whose daughter was attacked by 5 dogs in a BBMP corridor in the Referral Hospital premises in Cambridge Layout on April 29, blamed the hospital for not having a single security guard. He added that such negligence also led to baby thefts, reported BM.

The newspaper also reported that the dogs could have come from the garbage dump next to the hospital and that the corporator M Gowtham has asked the joint commissioner concerned to clean the area.

The incident happened when the girl was left unsupervised, after the rest of the family went to see her mother, who had delivered a baby boy.

The family claimed that the attack lasted for over 10 minutes but they didn’t attend to it until they realised the girl was missing from the room. By the time they rushed to check, a visitor at the hospital was already shooing away the dogs.

“My daughter survived only because a visitor to the hospital managed to shoo the dogs away. I was told that Rebecca was being dragged outside the hospital compound by the dogs. The dogs have bitten my daughter all over her body. A surgery to her left eye was done on Monday and we have been told to visit the hospital again on Saturday. For the other bite marks, she is being treated at the Victoria hospital. The doctors have said that my daughter is out of danger,” said Regan.

“There are no security guards at the hospital. The presence of guards at hospitals that have maternity wards is a must, what with so many baby thefts being reported,” said Regan, who has sought action from Ulsoor police, who have registered a case for negligent conduct.

However, the police are yet to hear the hospital’s version.

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