33 cases of dog bites in four days in Hisar
The cases of dog bites are on the rise in Hisar with 33 cases reported in the past four days from the district.
“Out of these 33 cases, 18 were bitten by pet dogs and 15 by stray dogs. Luckily, there is no shortage of anti-rabies injections in the hospital,” said Dr Jaya Goel, senior medical officer and in-charge of district malaria control, civil hospital, Hisar.
In most of the cases, small children were bitten by dogs while playing with them.
DS Sindhu, deputy director, animal husbandry department, Hisar, said, “We have written to the civic body for registering the dogs so that we can know about exact number of dogs in the district. We are yet to hear from the state or central government about dog sterilisation programme to contain the menace.”
He said in 2016, the Centre had launched a programme under the banner of National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP). The government handed over the charge to an NGO, which sterilised 23,000 stray dogs in Hisar and Fatehabad districts.
“NRCP was halted midway due to paucity of funds. According to 2019 livestock census, there are 33,800 stray dogs in Hisar. We feel that anti-rabies drives should be carried out on year-to-year basis. The department can only control rabies and sterilisation is the only way to control dog population,” DS Sindhu added.
Hisar Municipal Corporation chief sanitation inspector (CSI) Subhash Saini said, “We have received a letter from the animal husbandry department and have forwarded it to higher authorities seeking fund for controlling the menace.”
Panipat police have arrested a man for making a ransom call to a local commission agent by posing as a member of Kala Jatheri gang. He had demanded Rs 10 lakh extortion money from the commission agent. The accused has been identified as Ajay of Budha Khera village in Jind. The police said that they have now arrested three persons, including Ajay, Sunil alias Sahil and Akhil, in this case.
Karnal police claimed to have busted a gang involved in theft of copper wires from transformers with the arrest of four of its members. The police said that they have recovered 2.5 quintal of copper wires, one illegal pistol, and three motorcycles from their possession. The accused have been identified as Bilal and Amjad alias Biaggi of Yamunanagar, Vasim Akram of Saharanpur, and Tahir of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
Karnal police on Monday said they have arrested a Punjab-based man for his alleged involvement in writing pro-Khalistan slogans on the walls of two education institutions in the city on June 20. The arrested man has been identified as Manjeet of Duladi village in Patiala. A police spokesperson said another accused, a resident of Barnala, Resham Singh was arrested by a team led by Assandh ASP Rajpurohit from Gurditpur village of Patiala on Sunday.
Haryana Police have arrested two interstate arms suppliers and seized four pistols, three countrymade pistols, and seven magazines from their possession in Nuh district. A police spokesperson said accused Gurvinder and Manjeet of Rajasthan's Bharatpur were arrested following a tip-off that they would come to Firozpur Jhirka to supply illegal weapons to an unknown person. The accused were nabbed at a naka.
Following the intervention of Punjab and Haryana high court, the Haryana government has decided to provide air conditioners (ACs) in the offices of district attorneys, deputy and assistant district attorneys in view of the tough circumstances under which they have to function. The decision comes in the wake of petition by Haryana Attorney's Welfare Association and June 2 orders of the high court.