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Stray dog bites 3-yr-old boy in face

Izhar-ul-haq is unemployed and the family survives on rent from a two-bedroom flat.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: August 12, 2014 3:33:06 am
Injured Aariz with his mother. (Source: Express photo by Jaipal Singh) Injured Aariz with his mother. (Source: Express photo by Jaipal Singh)

A three-year-old boy was bitten in the face by a stray dog in Bapu Dham Colony on Saturday evening.

The dog attacked Aariz when he, along with his five-year-old sister Kashaf Qureshi, was going to the nearby market to buy a chocolate. A passer-by rescued Aariz.

Aariz’s father Izhar-ul-haq took him to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, which referred him to the Sector 19 anti-rabies clinic. There, Aariz was given anti-rabies vaccine on Monday.

Izhar-ul-haq is unemployed and the family survives on rent from a two-bedroom flat.

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The residents in the locality alleged that the municipal corporation had been ignoring their requests to curb the stray dog menace.

Reacting to the matter, Rajesh Gupta, Municipal Joint Commissioner, said, “We can only sterilise stray dogs and then put them back in their area; we can’t displace them as it would be acting against the law. However, the process of sterilisation has been halted due to the monsoon.”

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