SC urged to take suo moto cognisance on rising stray dog attacks

Supreme Court of India [Representational Image]
Supreme Court of India [Representational Image] File: ANI

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Monday was urged to take cognizance of rising menace of street dogs nuisance after CJI DY Chandrachud took notice of the dressing wrapped around the injured hand of a lawyer who was attacked by stray dogs.

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and Manoj Misra expressed concern and enquired if the lawyer with the injured hand would require any immediate medical attention. 

The lawyer said that he was fine and said that he was recently hounded by five dogs during a morning walk in his neighbourhood resulting in injury to his hand. 

In a short exchange, CJI Chandrachud recalled that two years back, one of his law clerks was attacked by street dogs when he was parking his car.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned about a viral video from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where a 14-year-old boy, who was allegedly bitten by a neighbour’s dog a month ago and had hidden the incident from his family, succumbed to death.

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