A stray dog was beaten to death by angry residents of a locality in the Jail Road area when it went berserk and attacked six children around 5 pm on Sunday. The children, aged 3 to 14 years, were playing at Bhagwat Chownk when the dog suddenly started biting them.
Corporator Sharad More said two of the children suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to the Bytco hospital and were discharged the next day.
The Corporator said the residents contacted and asked him to call the civic dog squad. However, since the canine was aggressive and trying to attack at random, the residents started thrashing it.”
By the time dog squad reached the spot, the canine had succumbed to the injuries it had suffered due to thrashing. Civic veterinary doctor P M Sonawane confirmed the incident and said that any dog that attacks five or more people within an hour is considered rabid.
Corporator More said that the stray dog menace is being tackled in his ward and that Sunday’s incident was sudden. The stray dog problem persists all over the city. People returning home from work on their bikes late at night are mainly at the receiving end, many of whom fall off their bikes when they are chased by the strays.
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