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Kin of toddler mauled to death by stray dogs in Chandigarh continue to refuse postmortem

Aayush was mauled to death by stray dogs on Sunday and the family wants the case of negligence to be registered against municipal officials tasked with checking stray dog menace in the city.

punjab Updated: Jun 21, 2018 11:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Victim Aayush(HT File)

The kin of 18-month-old toddler, who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs in a Sector 18 park, didn’t allow the postmortem to take place on Wednesday as well.

The family members remained steadfast in their refusal to Aayush’s postmortem as they said police haven’t registered any case in the matter even after a complaint was given by them. Avinash Singh, social activist, who is helping the family, said,“We will move to the high court and are preparing for it. If everything goes according to plan, we will move court on Thursday.”

The parents of the toddler on Wednesday had said that they need no compensation from the civic body, if the police don’t register the case.

Mamta, mother of the victim, said, “It makes no difference to the officials. They are busying giving statements to the media but didn’t even bother to contact us. This shows there seriousness in solving the problem. Police and MC are thinking that with time this too will pass and the matter will be settled.”

Aayush was mauled to death by stray dogs on Sunday and the family wants the case of negligence to be registered against municipal officials tasked with checking stray dog menace in the city. The family lives in a colony in Maloya.

The family had alleged that cops are forcing them to get the postmortem conducted.

The parents had met the deputy commissioneron Monday, who reportedly asked them to get a case registered if they want any legal action.

The body is kept in the mortuary of Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 11:36 IST