Stray dogs on biting spree near Buchpora
Maul 45-yr-old’s face, 5 other wounded
Srinagar, Feb 20: Stray dogs Monday went on a biting spree at Takibal near Buchpora on the City outskirts, biting at least six persons, while one of them, a 45-year-old man was seriously wounded as the canines mauled his face.
According to witnesses, the victims were attacked by the dogs when the stray pack suddenly appeared at the spot and bit who ever came their way.
Some of the bite victims were identified as: Muhammad Yaseen, Ghulam Nabi Rangrez, Ghulam Muhammad and Owais Ahmad.
Of them, Muhammad Yaseen was attacked on his face and bitten till he fell down unconscious, in a pool of blood.
His family said: “Doctors told us that his treatment will cost more than forty thousand rupees.”
“We are poor people and cannot afford to spend so huge an amount on his treatment," they said.
A witness, Rayees Ahmad of Pandach said the incident occurred at around 9 AM when panic gripped the Takibal area and people were attacked till some of them managed to chase away the dogs.
The locals accused the Srinagar Municipal Corporation of failing to check the dog menace.
Pertinently, the summer capital with over one lakh dogs reportedly on prowl has witnessed a surge in the canine attacks.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 IST
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