Hyderabad: After the recent death of a five-year-old boy due to an attack by stray dogs, officers of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the Municipal Administration departments held a meeting to combat the menace.
MA&UD special chief secretary Arvind Kumar in a tweet said that action points including Animal Birth Control (ABC), engaging Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and all schools on the Dos and Donts of dealing with stray dogs, promoting the helpline number (040-21111111) and identifying stray dogs dense areas and action were discussed.
“StrayDogs menace & dog-bites Action points based on Detailed review with
@cdmatelangana, all ZCs, Veterinary Officers & NGOs 1. Intensify ABC 2. Engaging RWAs & all schools on Dos & Donts 3.
040 21111111 4. Identify stray dogs dense areas & action,” Arvind Kumar tweeted.
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The incident, which occurred in the Amberpet locality on Sunday was caught on a CCTV camera.
The boy, Pradeep, had accompanied his father Gangadhar, who worked as a security guard in the area.
Narrating the incident, Gangadhar said that he had his son with him to work on Sunday and while he was strolling outside, a pack of stray dogs attacked him.
Some locals rushed to Pradeep’s rescue and along with Gangadhar took him to a hospital, sources informed further, adding, however, that he was declared dead by the doctors on arrival.
State MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday said that he would work in full capacity to ensure such incidents do not repeat in the future.
“We’ve been trying to tackle street dog menace in our municipalities. We’ve created animal care centres and animal birth control centres. My sincere condolences to the family and we’ll ensure that our best is done so that these incidents are not repeated,” the BRS leader told ANI.