Kerala Dog Attack: An 11-year-old differently-abled boy was badly injured after being attacked by stray dogs in Kerala’s Kannur. The injured child was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he succumbed. Divyang named Nihal was a resident of Muzhappilangad.
According to the information, Nihal was found seriously injured about 300 meters away from his house. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to his injuries, police said. According to the police, Nihal was missing since 5 pm. His relatives and friends were engaged in the search. He was found in a critically injured condition near his house around 8.30 pm.
In 2022, 21 people died in Kerala due to rabies.
Last year Kerala saw a rise in dog attack cases. In 2022, 21 people died in Kerala due to rabies. Incidents of dog bites and killing of the animal have increased in the country. Horrific visuals showing the brutal killing of several stray dogs went viral on social media in September last year. A stray dog was beaten to death in Kerala’s Kottayam district, while over a dozen stray dogs were also found dead allegedly after consuming poison in some areas of the southern state.
The Kerala government then announced a series of measures, including a statewide mass vaccination drive from September 20 to October 20, to vaccinate stray and pet dogs and open more animal birth control centres. State Animal Husbandry Minister J Chinchu Rani said, “We plan to control the dog population in the state by 2025.”
Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan made this appeal to the public
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged people not to resort to violent measures to tackle the menace of stray dogs in the state and said that killing, poisoning and tying up dogs on the streets will not solve the problem. CM Vijayan said, “Indulging in such acts is unacceptable.”