Several people including some students have become victim of stray dogs since last week in Tanghdar area of frontier Kupwara district.
The locals of the area said that authorities fail to take measures for checking population of stray dogs which is taking a heavy toll on people of Tanghdar due to increasing dog bite cases.
“In tehsil Tanghdar hundreds of stray dogs are found roaming on the roads and other foot paths of villages. Many passer by become the victims of these stray dogs as they suddenly attack the people and school going children”, the locals of the area told news agency GNS.
Recently in village Hajinard, stray dogs attacked and wounded four pedestrians. The victims were identified as Gulzar Ahmad Mir, Husseena Bano, Mumtaz and six year old Nayeem Ahmad. Among four injured two namely Mamtaz and six year old child Nayeem Ahmad have been referred to Srinagar SMHS hospital for specialised treatment as sub district hospital Tanghdar has no proper treatment facilities like anti- rabies injection etc.
Local administration in Karnah has not shown any interest in taking proper steps to meet the challenge, they said.
Nayeem Ahmad, one of the victims being poor and son of disabled poor parents, was not in a position to bear the expenses for his treatment. Similar cases happened in other villages Suliman, Chamkote, Bakhayain, Tangdar and Dringla almost half a dozen people including school children were bitten by the stray dogs.
Locals said that every day dogs are terrorizing them and thus many of them are scared of coming out of their houses.
Meanwhile, the residents of the Tanghdar appealed authorities to take strict measures to control the dog menace.