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Stray dogs wreak havoc in Tral, injure over a dozen

Stray dogs wreak havoc in Tral, injure over a dozen
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Locals demand action

Awantipora: Stray dogs have wreaked havoc in Batagund area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, locals alleged.

The aggrieved residents said that around 12 locals of the areas were bitten by dogs in the last two days leaving them injured.

The residents said the injured were shifted to different hospitals for specialised treatment.

They added that dog menace has become a serious threat in the area as the number of dogs was rising exponentially while the administration was acting as a mute spectator.

People have alleged that the mysterious rise in dog population was due to their transportation from urban areas during night hours.

The residents appealed to the concerned authorities to tackle the menace at an earliest for the convenience of the people.

“It has become difficult during morning and evening hours to move at ease. Due to the increase in the dog population, people especially elderly and children feel unsafe in venturing out of their lawns,” a local said.

The residents said they brought the issue in the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.

“We called the wildlife officials besides municipal officials but the officers paid no heed to our grievances,” the locals said.

The residents urged the higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest and take immediate steps to get rid of the rising dog population.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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