July 18, 2024
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Boy, 5, Dies In Stray Dogs’ Attack In Hyderabad

On Sunday, a gang of stray dogs attacked and killed a five-year-old boy in Hyderabad. A CCTV camera placed close to the Amberpet facility where the boy’s father served as a security guard captured horrifying images of the incident.

Pradeep, the child, had gone to work with his father when he was attacked. The youngster is seen walking by himself in the footage. Three dogs soon encircle the boy and charge at him from all sides. The youngster, who is running in terror, is pushed to the ground by the dogs as they close in on him.

The child then tries to escape as they begin tugging at his clothes. The dogs attack him and knock him to the ground each time he tries to stand up. Soon, they completely overpower him and bit him all over. Three smaller dogs appear and are seen looking on as the big dogs keep biting the child and drag him to a corner. The child, it appears from the visuals, died on the spot.

No complaint has been filed by the family, police said.

Telangana’s Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao said he was “very pained” by the incident. “Sincere condolences to the family. Very pained by what happened. Will do everything in our capacity to ensure this does not repeat,” he said. The minister added, “We have established animal care centres and animal birth control centres and try and tackle this challenge. We try to treat the animals in a humane manner as well. Biological waste disposal is a serious issue. When there is an incident like this, there is furore and uproar. We will do all that we can to stop this.”

Mayor Vijayalakshmi Gadwal of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation convened an urgent meeting on Tuesday in order to examine steps that must be taken to prevent another atrocious disaster.

The tragic incident has once again highlighted the danger posed by stray dogs, with people posting images of the child’s attack on social media and calling for authorities to take harsh action.

The event occurred roughly two weeks after a four-year-old boy lost his life as a result of a stray dog attack in Surat, Gujarat. A stray dog went on a biting rampage in Bihar’s Arrah earlier in January, leaving over 80 people hospitalised.

The frequent instances of dog attacks are causing arguments about whether stray animals should be allowed on the property in residential communities. Dog owners have come under fire from many for feeding the animals.

The issue has also been brought up in court, where the Bombay High Court emphasised the necessity for a system for neutering, feeding, grooming, and immunising stray dogs.

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