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When a pet dog attacked neighbour: 5-yr-old boy bitten on face, head in Amritsar

A five-year-old boy was injured after being attacked by a pet Rottweiler dog in the New Amritsar area of the city on Wednesday evening.

punjab Updated: Jul 09, 2016 23:16 IST
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5-year-old Tajpreet Singh with his mother in a private hospital, Amritsar on Friday.
5-year-old Tajpreet Singh with his mother in a private hospital, Amritsar on Friday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

A five-year-old boy was injured after being attacked by a pet Rottweiler dog in the New Amritsar area of the city on Wednesday evening.

Boy’s mother Rupinder Kaur said her son Tajpreet Singh had gone to the neighbour’s house to play when their dog broke its chain and pounced on him. The dog dragged Tajpreet out of the room leaving him injured in the face and head.

“My son often used to visit the neighbour’s house and the dog has been there for the past two years. The boy is safe because of the neighbour’s maid who held the canine’s jaws and released the child’s head,” said Kaur.

He was rushed to a local hospital from where doctors referred him to another facility. The boy’s parents refused to file a complaint against the dog owners.

Head of the plastic surgery department at a local hospital Dr Ravi Mahajan said the child does not have an internal injury. “We performed a surgery and he is out of danger, but he may need another surgery,” he said.

On an average, 10 cases of dog bite are reported per day in the Amritsar civil hospital and 300 a month at city’s Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.