Child mauled by dogs: OHRC seeks report from Puri collector, Municipality
Bhubaneswar: Three weeks after the shocking death of a four-year-old child who was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Jagannath Colony area, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Puri collector and Municipality Executive Officer to submit a detailed report in this connection.
Notably, the shocking incident had occurred on December 1 when the four-year old boy was mauled by a pack of stray dogs as he was on the way to his aunt’s house to watch the TV.
Following the incident, the Puri Municipality later issued directions to strictly enforce the guidelines to curb stray dog menace in the city and directed the chief district veterinary medical officer (CDVO) to prepare an action plan for immediate sterilization and vaccination of the stray dogs.
“We will discuss with the Puri municipality authorities and the chief district veterinary medical officer and seek a solution through which such type of incidents can be stopped,” said Puri Sub-Collector, Udhab Majhi.
Stating that the death of the 4-year-old was a lesson, executive engineer of the Puri Municipality, Sanjay Mishra said all the stray dogs in the city will be sterilised in the next 7 days.