Canine Attack Leaves Woman Dead, Five Injured In Srinagar

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By Majid Nabi

Srinagar- An elderly lady died and five others injured after a pack of stray dogs attacked them in Munawarabad locality in Srinagar a day earlier.

Witnesses told ‘Kashmir Observer’ that an elderly lady (name withheld) was attacked by a pack of stray dogs outside her residence at Munawarabad locality, while five persons who tried to rescue the victim also suffered injuries in the canine attack.

They said the injured lady was immediately rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries later, while five others were discharged after necessary treatment.

The incident evoked sharp resentment by the locals against Srinagar Municipality for miserably failing to tackle dog menace in the city. Locals living in the vicinity said that authorities never bother to address such sensitive issues, thus leaving them in dire-straits.

A man was arrested by the police for tying a stray dog to his scooty and dragging it down the road at Shalimar area in the city last evening. He was charged under various sections of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The Anti-Rabies Clinic at Sri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital has received 6,875 cases of dog bites during the past one year.

“We only blame Srinagar Municipal Corporation for the nuisance, in Kashmir human beings are victimized by dogs but face punishment if they react in defense. We appeal to the authorities to look into the issue and take serious measures for making Srinagar a dog free city,” A local from Munawarabad said.

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