12-year-old boy mauled by dogs in Malerkotla village

12-year-old boy mauled by dogs in Malerkotla village

The boy's family has demanded relief as they alleged that their child had fallen prey to the canines due to the failure of the administration in controlling the menace of stray dogs.

Mandi Ahmedgarh, Jan 3

A labourer’s family from Baurhai Kalan village in Malerkotla district has urged the authorities concerned to save the life of his 12-year-old son who was injured seriously after being mauled by ferocious dogs on Sunday.

The family is trying to avail treatment from a private hospital with money borrowed from their friends and relatives allgedly due to lack of facilities at the Civil Hospital.

The boy’s family has demanded relief as they alleged that their child had fallen prey to the canines due to the failure of the administration in controlling the menace of stray dogs.

However, SMO at the Civil Hospital Rajesh Garg said no such patient came to the two health centres. “But I have spoken to doctors at the private hospital and asked them to ensure the best treatment. We have also assured them to provide medicines,” said Dr Garg, maintaining that the injured child would be shifted to higher government medical centre, if required.

Paramjit Kaur said her son Jagdeep was mauled by ferocious dogs when he was running to catch a kite on Sunday. Some villagers left profusely bleeding Jagdeep at her home when she was away for work at the house of a landlord. “I don’t know whether he was attacked by stray dogs or any other canine. I only know that the life of my son is in danger and we can’t afford to continue expensive treatment,” she said.

Doctors attending the boy said he had received multiple injuries on his body. — OC

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