Girl dies of dog bite, parents stage protest

A nine-year-old girl, who had been mauled by a stray dog a fortnight ago, succumbed to injuries at her residence on Wednesday night.

Pushpa, a Class II student at Vivekananda School in the town, was returning home when she was attacked by a stray dog on February 2.  She was admitted to a government hospital, but later referred to KIMS Bangalore.

But Pushpa was discharged on February 20 as she failed to respond to  treatment. She died at night after reaching home, the residents said.

Angered by her death, her parents and residents staged a protest in front of the Town Municipal Council (TMC), blaming the authorities for not addressing the stray dog menace.
They said four such dog attacks had been reported in the last few months but that the authorities have not initiated any steps to address the issue. TMC official M P Subrahmanyam gave  the victim’s parents a cheque for Rs 2,000 as compensation.

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