Dogs on prowl, 6 school children attacked in Lasjan

2100 cases of dog bites reported every month: Official

PULWAMA: Stray dogs Saturday attacked half a dozen school-going kids in Lasjan area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. The attacks created panic among the parents while locals alleged that such attacks have become the order of the day and no measures were being taken to curb the dog population in the area.

Eyewitnesses said that a group of school children were attacked by stray dogs during the morning hours when they were on way to their schools. 

The injured have been identified as Shafia Javid, Mudasir Nazir, Rehana, Salma, Ajaz Ahmed and Roohi Jan.

Locals have appealed the authorities to take measures to curb the stray dogs population. “Children are unable to come out from their houses,” the locals said. “They dread going to schools and Darasgahs. Some 20 children have been bitten by dogs in the past two months.”

Health Department officials confirm the rising incidents of dog bites” “Nearly 2,100 cases of dog bites are reported from across the Kashmir Valley every month,” he said. 

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