Random Dog Attacks in Shamshabad Leave 5 Children Injured:
On Friday, six children fell victim to dog attacks in two separate incidents. One incident took place in Jawaharnagar, resulting in an injured child. Meanwhile, in various colonies in Shamshabad, five cases of dog bites were reported, all occurring in the evening.
The areas in Shamshabad where these incidents occurred encompassed Narsingh Mandir Basti, Khaji Galli, Makhta Bahudri Ali Basti, Haimadnagar, and Sajid Colony.
Some of the seriously injured children were swiftly taken to Osmania Hospital by their parents, while others received treatment near their residences.
This alarming incident served as a grim reminder of a similar event in Madhuranagar back in December 2021 when nearly 30 children were attacked by a animal. Concerns about the safety of children in many areas of Shamshabad were reignited following this incident. Chintala Nanda Kishore, a Shamshabad resident, expressed, “Stray dogs are abundant in most of our colonies here, and their aggressiveness has been increasing in recent days.” He added, “Many residents have reported the issue to the authorities, but there has been no relief.”
Civic authorities have responded to this situation similarly to previous incidents. They explained, “Authorities are continually conducting drives, and captured animals are sterilized and then released after receiving vaccinations.”
Dr. M. Madhusudhan, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry and a veterinary expert, issued a cautionary advisory, stating, “People need to exercise caution during the monsoon season, particularly concerning children. These animal may attack anyone, but children are more susceptible to severe injuries.”
Expanding on this, he added, “In the monsoon season, both male and female dogs can experience heightened agitation due to mating. Male dogs may exhibit increased competitiveness, and their aggression may be redirected toward people.