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IIT Bombay graduate’s forearm ripped off by croc while he was saving his dogs

The incident happened when 26-year-old Mudit Dandwate, co-founder of a healthcare startup, along with his friend and two dogs was on a trip to a temple near Thatekere in a forest area on Sunday.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2017 23:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
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Mudit Dandwarte, a techie who runs a healthcare startup, lost his forearm after a crocodile attacked him on the banks of the Thattekere Lake in Ramanagaram, around 55 km from the Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

A bid to save his dogs that had strayed into a lake in neighbouring Ramanagar district cost a city-based entrepreneur his arm, as a crocodile ripped off his left forearm when he entered the waters.

The incident happened when 26-year-old Mudit Dandwate, co-founderof a healthcare startup, along with his friend and two dogs wason a trip to a temple near Thatekere in a forest area on Sunday.

According to police, Dandwate, hailing from Nagpur and a graduate from IIT Bombay, had taken the dogs for a walk near the lake when they strayed into the waters.

In his rush to pull the dogs out of the lake, the man is saidto have not seen a warning board about presence of crocodiles, and was attacked by one which bit off his left forearm, police officials said.

Dandwate was rushed to a private hospital in the city, where he is undergoing treatment.

Doctors treating Dandwate said a procedure called debridement has been performed on him to clean the dead tissues and avoid infection as crocodile bites can be toxic.

After required medical procedures, he will be providedwith a prosthetic arm in a few months’ time, they said.

Officials said forest officials have take up the case forinvestigation.

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 22:04 IST