Bandipora, June 14: Stray dogs have unleashed a reign of terror in Ajas village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, leaving at least two dozen individuals wounded in a span of just four days.
Local sources told GNS that CHC Hajin and Health Centre Sumbal received at least two dozen dog bite cases, which included women and children.
When contacted a doctor at CHC Hajin said that nine dog nibble cases were received last Saturday, while one on Sunday, three on Monday, and three on Tuesday – who were accordingly administered with anti-rabies.
Concurring with the reports, a doctor at CHC Sumbal said that they received three dog bite victims last Saturday, one on Sunday, three on Monday.
Meanwhile, a group of residents from Ajas village blamed administration for sheer negligence and inattention towards the three key nallahs – Shalamnaar Nallah, Baedkul Nallah and Drer Koul, stating the rivulets have transformed into dumping destinations.
They asserted that deteriorating state of rivulets is the actual cause of the staggering population of the canines.
Urging the administration to take steps to check the menace, they said we hope the authorities wake up on time to avoid any eventuality in the area. gns