Odisha government on Wednesday ordered all the Chief District Veterinary Officers (CDVO) to be vigilant and remove stray dogs from the streets.
The order came following a shocking incident in Hyderabad where a four-year-old boy was mauled by a pack of stray dogs on Tuesday.
Directing the CDVOs, Animal Resources Development Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain tweeted, “Seeing this horrifying incident at Hyderabad, I have directed respective CDVO's of all 30 districts of Odisha to be strictly vigilant and remove stray dogs from road. CDVO's have also been instructed to take immediate & proper action regarding this.”
Seeing this horrifying incident at Hyderabad, I have directed respective CDVO's of all 30 districts of #Odisha to be strictly vigilant and remove stray dogs from road. CDVO's have also been instructed to take immediate & proper action regarding this. @dahvsodisha @vijayyeddula pic.twitter.com/cwjfNMsXXH— Ranendra Pratap Swain (@rajaaswain) February 22, 2023
Earlier, the video of a stray dog attack went viral sending shockwaves among the netizens.
The clip shows canines suddenly attacking the boy while tailing him, following which he is seen falling down.
The child was apparently carrying a packet containing some food items when the dogs pounced on him, a Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) official said.
The victim suffered serious injuries in the attack and was rushed to the hospital by his father and others where he was declared brought dead.
Earlier in October 2022, a one-year-old toddler died after being attacked by stray dogs in Noida.
It is pertinent to mention here that 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 the need to find a solution to the stray dogs' menace.