Residents panicked after a same dog bites ten people
As many as ten people including children and elders were bitten by a stray dog, who went on a biting spree and created a panic in the Basti Sheikh locality on Friday.punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2015 22:20 IST
As many as ten people including children and elders were bitten by a stray dog, who went on a biting spree and created a panic in the Basti Sheikh locality on Friday.
Residents claimed that same dog bitch has attacked to four children, three elders and three other persons when they were passing from street.
The victims including Rajan (5), Shweta (15), Kawaljit Singh (18), Bittu Luther (40) and other six were suffered injuries by the same dog during morning time.
After Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) authorities have failed to take any action to catch that dog, residents armed itself with sticks went to find the dog believed to have bitten the residents.
Mother of a 5-year-old Rajan, Priya said that his son was playing in the street when he was attacked by the dog and suffered injuries on his fingers.
The local residents have shown their anger against MCJ health officials, who were accused of negligence in controlling stray dog menace.
Victim Shweta's uncle Mohit Kumar said that her niece was going to school in the morning, when she was bitten by a stray dog and suffered bites on her legs.
Harsimranjit Singh Bunty, councillor said that he has lodged complaint so many times to MCJ health authorities regarding problem of stray dogs in their locality, but they have failed to take any notice.
"Four months back, a life was claimed in our locality due to dog bite, even after that incident authorities have failed to learn any lesson and stray dogs are still roaming freely in our locality," he said.
He said that after incident came into his notice, he has contacted Dr Varinder Kalia, assistant health officer MCJ and Mayor Sunil Jyoti to send a team of dog catchers that the dog will not harm anybody else.
"Assistant health officer responded that they doesn't have vehicle to carry the dog," he alleged.