Stray dog brutally assaults 2-year-old boy, 6 others in Ulhasnagar

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 09:26 IST | Faisal Tandel

A 2-year-old from Ulhasnagar was injured after he suffered a bite by a stray dog. More than six people were injured in the attack from the stray who had badly injured the face of the minor

Ulhasnagar stray dog attack
The victim

A 2-year-old from Ulhasnagar was injured after he suffered a bite by a stray dog. More than six people were injured in the attack from the stray who had badly injured the face of the minor. The boy was initially treated at the Central hospital in Ulhasnagar who referred him to Mumbai's Sion hospital but was later taken to KEM as his injuries were severe where he is currently undergoing treatment.

Ulhasnagar stray dog attack
The dog was later beaten to death by angry locals

According to police, the incident took place on Thursday evening, behind the Hill Line police station at a housing society, where the victim Kunal Vinod Nikam, was playing outside his residence. The dog bit him between his forehead and eyes. More than 6 people were attacked by the mentally unstable stray. The locals who were shocked by the assault followed the animal and brutally beat the beast to death near Manera village. 

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The minor's father approached a few NGOs, after which the dean of KEM hospital was contacted with the help of Dr Satish Gogavane from Mahatma Phule Yojna. "When the injuries were this severe why has a civic hospital in Ulhasnagar made us run to Mumbai for treatment? How can we bear the expenses to reach another city and also the charges of the treatment? Why aren't corporations curbing such stray dog attacks? Who will take responsibility for my son," asked Vinod Nikam, the victim's father.

Dr. Ashok Nandapurkar, Civil Surgeon, of the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar confirmed about the minor been treated there and said, "We have given all the necessary treatment to the child including the rabies injection. As the injuries were severe and deep we referred him to a Mumbai-based hospital as they were high risk bites."

Nandapurkar further claims that more than 800 to 850 patients with dog bites visit the hospital. This patients are from Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Shahpur and different rural parts in Thane district. "Most of them are given initial treatment, but monthly four to five cases come with severe injuries and high risk bites that are referred to Mumbai," added Nandapurkar.

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