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Kerala plans law for pet dogs after Rottweilers maul woman

A 65-year-old woman was mauled by her neighbour’s two Rottweilers in Kerala’s Wayanad district

india Updated: Feb 07, 2018 17:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram
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Kerala says it is considering a comprehensive law for pet dogs as there have been reports of attacks against people.(HT/Photo for representational purpose )

The Kerala government on Wednesday said it would seriously consider bringing in a comprehensive law for pet dogs, days after an old woman was mauled to death by two Rottweilers in Wayand district.

“A comprehensive law is under consideration for pet dogs as there have been reports of increased attacks against people,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the state assembly.

He was replying to a submission of CK Saseendharan (CPI-M) who brought to the notice of the House the death of a 65-year-old woman after she was mauled by two pet dogs at Vythiri in Wayanad district on Monday.

The Vythiri police had registered a case against the dogs’ owner, Jose, on charges of culpable homicide and for keeping domestic animals that could pose danger to others. the chief minister said it was also found that the owner had no license to keep pet dogs as per law and had also not followed guidelines.

Terming the incident very unfortunate, Pinarayi said his government would consider extending Rs 5 lakh as financial relief to the family of the deceased woman.

She was attacked and seriously injured by her neighbour’s Rottweilers while she was on her way to work. The woman was rushed to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 17:02 IST