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Man bitten by stray dogs in hospital

IN A horrifying incident here, stray dogs tore off and ate flesh of a man who died in the district hospital. The body, with flesh torn from face and limb, was found on the ground adjoining the hospital ward on Thursday afternoon. Hospital Civil Surgeon Dr B K Mishra, however, denied the incident.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 14:01 IST

IN A horrifying incident here, stray dogs tore off and ate flesh of a man who died in the district hospital. The body, with flesh torn from face and limb, was found on the ground adjoining the hospital ward on Thursday afternoon. Hospital Civil Surgeon Dr B K Mishra, however, denied the incident.

The man, Sonuman, aged 30 and a resident of Indore, was admitted in the district hospital on December 25 last, following some serious injuries in his right leg. He was put in the isolation ward.

An eyewitness, Bhaiya Ram Tiwari, said that about a dozen stray dogs roam in the hospital. These dogs have some times eaten flesh of the unclaimed bodies left in the mortuary.

He said that some days back also these dogs had attacked Sonuman and he (Tiwari) and his friends had shooed them away. It was not clear whether Sonuman was alive or dead

when the dogs bit his flesh. Some passers-by and an auto-rickshaw driver shooed away the dogs when they were eating Sonuman’s flesh.

Hospital Civil Surgeon Dr B K Mishra said that the deceased was a mentally challenged person. He used to run away from the hospital bed.

His wounds had turned septic because of irregular and careless medication. The hospital was providing free medicines and food to Sonuman, added Dr Mishra. MLA Govind Rajput MLA charged that the patients in the hospital were not safe. He will bring the matter to the notice of Health Minister, he added.