BENGALURU: A 0ne-and-half year-old girl died after she was bitten by street dogs in Bharathinagar on Friday night. The police are yet to ascertain the identity of the child.
A senior police officer said that around 8.30 pm, a security guard and an advocate alerted the police when the dogs were dragging the child behind the church on Promenade Road. Police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital.
“We believe that ragpickers or some people who live on the street left the girl somewhere and the dogs dragged her behind the church. We have obtained CCTV footage to trace the parents and further investigations are on,” said police.
No Claimants Yet
Doctors from Bowring Hospital have confirmed that the Bharathinagar police came with the body of a girl child. So far, the child’s parents have not come forward to claim the body.
AR Zakir, corporator of Pulakeshi Nagar ward, where the incident happened, said, “Going by the situation, it looks like the people, who come to pick waste from the garbage collection point or those who beg near the traffic signal may have abandoned the child. The police are looking into all angles.”
Assistant Director, Animal Husbandary Department, Dr Kantharaj, said, “Our area inspector has not been able to get any information about this. We will try and get the details, intensify the animal birth control programme and also inspect the area. In case any dog with disease or rabies is found, we will take action as per law.”