13 suffer injuries due to rabid dog attack

13 suffer injuries due to rabid dog attack

A rabid dog was on an attacking spree injuring 13 persons, including six children, at Saragur village in Chamarajanagar taluk, on Sunday.

 Following this, panic stricken parents were found hesitating to send their wards to schools on Monday.


Out of the 13, the grievously injured children Sameer Khan and Ameena have been admitted to K R Hospital, in Mysuru, for further treatment.

The children were playing in front of the house when the rabid dog pounced on them inflicting bite injuries. Though the villagers tried to catch the dog, their efforts turned futile.

According to locals, the stray dog was spotted on the outskirts of the village in the morning. It tried to attack a woman labourer, who was on her way to work, but she is said to have escaped. Later, it went on a biting spree, injuring more than a dozen individuals.

Protest

The residents of the village demanded that the district administration and gram panchayat take immediate steps to control the stray dog menace. They also warned of staging a protest in front of the DC’s office, if they neglect the issue. The dog bite victims were provided treatment at the district hospital and later referred to a hospital in Mysuru. 

The family members of the victims, all of them coming under below poverty line, appealed to the government to bear the medical expenses.

It can be recalled that seven persons were attacked by a dog in a similar incident at Chandakavadi village, a month ago.

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