65 yr old lady dies after being attacked by over 50 stray dogs in Pulluvila : Silluamma, 65 years old lady has died after being attacked by over 50 stray dogs on Friday night in Pulluvila beach near Kanjiramkulam in Thiruvananthapuram.
Stray dogs bite her all over her body. She succumbed to injuries while on her way to the hospital. The stray dogs also attacked the local people who tried to rescue the woman by chasing them away.
The son of deceased Siluamma, Selvan was also attacked by the stray dogs while trying to rescue his mother. He escaped by jumping into the sea.
Selvan told the reporters later that my mother went to the beach in the night. I went out searching for her because she did not return. What I saw was shocking. My mother was being attacked by over 100 stray dogs. My mother was bleeding all over the body.
Daisy – a another woman from Pulluvila was too admitted to hospital with injuries after being attacked by the stray dogs, in a separate incident.
The 52-year-old woman said that she was attacked by a group of stray dogs when she went out of the house at around 11.30 PM.
She was immediately rushed to the government medical college here and given the injection of anti-rabies vaccination.
According to the Medical college hospital sources said that she had injuries on her hands and legs, her condition was stable.She was shifted to Pulluvila primary healthcare center for further treatment in the morning.
Stray dogs have been posing a great threat to people, especially elderly, children and women in coastal areas in Kerala, including Pulluvila, for some time.
According to a report which was submitted in the Supreme Court recently in a connected case that more than 1 lakh people in Kerala have been bitten by dogs in the year 2015-16. The Committee which was appointed by the Supreme court submitted the report. The work of this committee is to look into the aspect of treatment of people bitten by stray dogs and claims of compensation in the state.
According to the committee’s report said that at least 2.5 lakh population of stray dogs in Kerala. The stray dogs feed lavishly on the waste and garbage dump across cities and towns.
According to the panel, the maximum reported cases of dog bites were from Thiruvananthapuram- 5948, Palakkad-4916, Kollam-3670, Pathanamthitta-2892, Alappuzha-2967, Ernakulam – 2050, Thrissur-2044 cases and Koattayam-1614.