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Yet another dies in Kerala after stray dogs maul fisherman

A 45-year-old from the coastal belt was attacked on Sunday night. Though he was taken to the hospital, he died from his injuries.

india Updated: May 22, 2017 11:21 IST
Ramesh Babu KC
Ramesh Babu KC
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
Stray dogs,Kerala,Stary dogs attack
Stray dogs attacking people has become a menace in Kerala, with as many as 60,000 cases of dog bites being reported last year.

A day after being mauled by dogs in Thiruvananthapuram, a fisherman succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Forty-five-year-old Joseclin was attacked late on Sunday night and later taken to a hospital where he died.

The incident is the latest in a series of such instances with at least 60,000 bite cases having been reported last year.

On this April, stray dogs killed and partially ate an 85-year-old man in Kerala, while last year an elderly woman met a similar fate. The woman’s death had triggered a mass attack on dogs in the state.

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Kerala government to pay a compensation of Rs 33.37 lakh to 19 victims of dog bites.

Hearing a clutch of petitions, the court directed all local bodies and panchayats to abstain from culling stray dogs. Many activists are now facing cases.

First Published: May 22, 2017 11:20 IST