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Stray dog bites 6 in Chandigarh’s Mauli Jagran, dies; rabies suspected

The dog, that bit a pregnant woman and a child among others, later died.

punjab Updated: Apr 29, 2017 12:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
It is suspected that the dog may be rabid.
It is suspected that the dog may be rabid.(HT Representative Image)

Repeated stray dog attacks have left Chandigarh residents in panic. On Friday, a stray dog went on a biting spree at Mauli Jagran locality and left six people, including a pregnant woman and a child, with severe injuries.

With the dog dying the same day, residents are also worried that the dog may be rabid.

This is the second incident in the past one week, which reflects the inability of the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) to curb the menace.

The dog which had left 12 persons injured on April 22 in Sector 15 was rabid, and had died the same day after attacking the residents.

Dr Kanwarjeet Singh, joint director of department of animal husbandry, Chandigarh administration, said they have sent a sample of the dead dog’s brain to the Kasauli-based Central Research Institute (CRI).

Meanwhile, Harmohinder Singh Lucky, general secretary of Chandigarh territorial Congress committee demanded the immediate calling of a special house meeting to discuss and frame a new policy to check the menace of stray dogs in the city.

He said in the past years, despite the sterilisation of stray dogs, their number has increased, which shows nothing concrete is happening on ground.

First Published: Apr 29, 2017 12:25 IST

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