NDMC officials told to solve problem of stray dogs

  • | Tuesday | 27th February, 2024

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met with the family of a two-year-old girl who was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in the Dhobhi Ghat area of New Delhis Tughlaq Lane. Kejriwal said New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) officials have been directed to solve the problem of stray dogs immediately. A two-year-old girl was killed in an attack by some stray dogs in Dhobi Ghat area of New Delhi Assembly constituency on Saturday... Today I met the family members of the deceased girl. Stray dogs roaming freely in residential areas is a very serious matter, he said in a post in Hindi on X. NDMC officials have been instructed to solve this problem immediately. Safety of children and local people is very important, Kejriwal added. The incident occurred around 6 pm on Saturday. The child was sitting outside her home when four to five dogs attacked her, dragged her for several metres and mauled her. The childs body was handed over to her family members after an autopsy and an investigation has begun, officials said. Police handed over the body to the family after an autopsy. The officials have launched a probe into the tragic incident.  The girls family claimed that some people feed the stray dogs near the locality and demanded strict action against them. Ravi, the victims uncle, said, Around 6 pm, four to five stray dogs suddenly attacked our child, dragged her for 100-150 metres and mauled her. Ravi also claimed that this was not the first stray dog attack in the area and the same pack of attacked children playing outside their homes. Victims uncle also said that locals have repeatedly complained to the authorities concerned, but were ignored. A senior New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) official earlier said that a team of veterinarians visited the spot and found that the dogs in the area were vaccinated and sterilised. A police inquiry will make things clearer, the official added.

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