Foreign tourist suffers dog bite at Palace

Canine belongs to Dasara mahouts, say sources

Foreign tourist suffers dog  bite at Palace

A foreigner suffered injuries when he was bitten by a dog on the premises of Palace in the city on Saturday.

Sources said, the foreign tourist from Spain identified as John Jose was taking photographs of Dasara elephants near mahouts sheds around 11 am, when a dog attacked him.

The dog is domesticated and belongs to a family of mahout. Soon after the incident, 108 ambulance was summoned and the injured was rushed to Apollo BGS Hospitals, where he was treated as an out-patient.

Deputy director of palace board T S Subramanya confirmed that the mahouts and kavadis too have brought their dogs with them. The dog that attacked the tourist was one such dog. He agreed that a part of the palace is frequented by stray dogs too, but they haven’t attacked the tourists.

However, the very incident has mooted a debate over the safety of tourists. This assumes significance in the wake of increasing incidents of stray dog attacks in the recent days.

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) is netting at least 15 dogs per day and releasing the same after sterilising them. Most importantly, to identify the dogs as sterilised and non-sterilised, the city corporation is making a mark by punching on their ears.

Burglary at temple

Miscreants have made away with gold and silver valuables worth Rs 2.5 lakh from Chamundeshwari Temple at K G Koppal in the city.

The incident came to light after the temple priest opened the main gate of the same on Saturday. The valuables that weigh 86 grams in total include those decorated on the deity.

They have gained entry into the temple after breaking the rods of the window in the rear side. According to preliminary investigation, the miscreants have also tried to break open the hundi.

Saraswatipuram police have registered a case.

Fatal slip

In a tragic incident, a man suffered a fatal slip from an under-construction building behind KSRTC sub-urban bus stand on Bangalore- Nilgiri road in the city on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Balaji (40) of Mullur, H D Kote taluk in the district.

Balaji who was working as a construction labourer at the same building had slept on the terrace of the same overnight. He may have slipped while alighting from the same as the stairs didn’t have side wall, said a police.

Lashkar police have registered a case.

Suicide

A 22-year-old girl committed suicide allegedly by hanging self at her paying guest accommodation at Saraswatipuram in the city on Saturday.

Shilpa daughter of Puttegowda, a native of Periyapatna taluk in the district is the deceased.

She was studying in second year BBM at JSS Women’s College, Saraswatipuram.

The incident came to light when the door was broke opened. She has left behind a suicide note.A case has been registered.

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