In another dog biting incident, a stray dog attacked a class 7 child in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. The 12-year-old youngster was viciously attacked by a street dog in front of a house, as seen in the incident’s footage.
The incident happened on a Sunday afternoon when the child was stopping by a house to say hello to his pals. This occurs at a time when dog bite incidents nationwide are on the rise.
The footage depicts a stray dog lunging at Nooras as he was riding his bike in front of his home in a tight road close to Govinda Vilasam School in Arakkinar.
When Nooras attempted to fend off the dog after it bit him on the hand, it dragged him and pounced on him.
After a few seconds, the boy managed to get inside his friend’s house.
Watch the video here:
Dogs Own Country?
Over 100,000 humans suffered stray dog bites in Kerala in 2022. Record rabies deaths reported. Vaccines didn’t work for many. Millions of harmless birds, pigs, buffaloes, cows are killed daily. Why not dogs? ‘Dog Activists’ also should be punished! pic.twitter.com/OI0gjqKrYe
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) September 12, 2022
As per reports, the boy suffered bite injuries on his leg and hand and has injury marks on his face and chest. The same dog had reportedly attacked four people on Sunday in Kozhikode.
Supreme Court on stray dogs
On September 10, the Supreme Court had suggested people who routinely feed stray dogs could be made responsible for their vaccination and also liable to bear the costs if those animals attack people, while emphasising on a need to find a solution to the stray dogs` menace.
The top court said a balance has to be maintained between the safety of people and animal rights. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and JK Maheshwari, said “some solution has to be found.”