Another dog bite incident took place in Kerala’s Kozhikode district wherein a stray dog attacked a class 7 boy. The video from the incident shows a street dog brutally attacking the 12-year-old boy in front of a house.
The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when the boy stopped near a house to greet his friends. This comes amid a spike in the number of dog bite cases across the country.
The visuals show a stray dog leaping at Nooras, who was riding a bicycle at the front of his house in a narrow lane near Govinda Vilasam School at Arakkinar.
The canine bit the boy on the hand and when Nooras tried to fend off the animal, 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.”