Stray dogs seriously injure four-year-old boy in Lucknow
The boy Ayan Dhanuk’s right eye was ‘almost punctured’ in the attack by the dogs. The child also suffered severe injuries on his upper lip, right cheek and right wrist. The boy’s two teeth broke in the attack.Updated: Jun 04, 2018 13:54 IST
Stray dogs attacked and seriously injured a municipal worker’s four-year-old son on Rana Pratap Marg in Hazratganj area on Saturday night, his family said on Sunday.
The boy Ayan Dhanuk’s right eye was ‘almost punctured’ in the attack by the dogs, his uncle Kishore said. The child also suffered severe injuries on his upper lip, right cheek and right wrist, he said, adding the boy’s two teeth broke in the attack.
Ayan’s father Vasu Dhanuk is a municipal worker with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and stays at Bapu Nagar near Moti Mahal lawn.
He said the incident took place when the boy was playing with other children outside his house and climbed up the stairs leading to Hanuman Setu around 8pm.
A pack of stray dogs attacked Ayan when he was playing on the roadside, he added.
Kishore said some passers-by rescued the boy and Ayan’s grandmother Rajni rushed him to the civil hospital after calling his father.
“The boy was later referred to the KGMU’s trauma centre but we kept on running from one department to another to get treatment. The doctors discharged him at around 2.30am, stating that treatment will be done by keeping him at home,” he said.
“We are, however, a little apprehensive whether the boy will be able to regain his sight,” he said.
Another local Ramesh Dhanuk said the nuisance of stray dogs gradually increased in the area due to negligence of authorities responsible for their sterilisation.
“We will soon meet the municipal authorities and make them aware of the increasing menace of dogs in the area,” he said.