Odisha: Sniffer dog injured in IED blast to be sent to Chennai for treatment

The dog, belonging to CRPF deployed in Rayagada district for anti-Maoist operation, got injured while detecting explosives near Hatamuniguda in the Muniguda police station area.

By: PTI | Koraput | Published:November 6, 2016 8:51 pm

A sniffer dog which was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device blast, set off by the Maoists in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Thursday, would be sent to Chennai for better treatment.

The dog, belonging to CRPF deployed in Rayagada district for anti-Maoist operation, got injured while detecting explosives near Hatamuniguda in the Muniguda police station area during a bandh called by the extremists on November 3.

“The sniffer dog had received injury on his head and on his right eye. Preliminary treatment was done at the local veterinary hospital but as his wound is yet to heal, he will be shifted to Chennai for better treatment,” said Monaj Kumar Sharma, commandant of 4th Battalion of CRPF.