Minor mauled to death by stray dogs; another critical

By: News Desk      Published: 06:21 PM, 13 Feb, 2020
Minor mauled to death by stray dogs; another critical

Stray dog attacks have reached endemic proportions across the country as a six-year-old minor was mauled to death by stray canine in Sher Shah area of Multan on Thursday.

The family alleged that the kid breathed his last due to a delay in administration of anti-rabies vaccine after being mauled by stray dogs. They claimed that despite having knowledge, health department team did not reach there despite a lapse of four hours.

On the other hand, an eight-year-old child was critically mauled by stray dogs in Jalalpur Bhattian area of Hafizabad. Resident of Mauza Panjh Gharian, in the suburbs of Jalalpur Bhattian, eight-year-old Mudassar was mauled by a pack of stray dogs critically. He was rushed to RHC Jalalpur Bhattian and referred to DHQ Hospital Hafizabad in critical condition.

MUZAFFARGARH CITIZENs CRY FOUL

Meanwhile, people decried the inaction of departments concerned to cull the packs of stray dogs roaming streets across Muzaffargarh district. Number of canine population has risen alarmingly, posing potential threat to human being. Of late, hundreds of dogbite incidents have been reported but the administration failed to address the situation head-on. Main areas of Muzaffargarh like General Bus Stand, Railway Station and others have become hotbeds of the stray dogs.

Citizens have demanded the administration to take pity of people and launch a vigorous campaign to cull stray dogs.