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Canine terror looms large in Valley

Jun 10, 2019 15:33 IST

Canine terror continues to terrorize the people of Kashmir valley as 6000 dog bite cases were registered in last one year from across the Kashmir at the SMHS hospital. As per the official data provided by the hospital around 800 elderly and 700 children are among the 6000 fresh cases of dog bite that were reported in the hospital from April 2018 to March 2019. “Among them more than 4500 cases are from Srinagar city alone,” reveals the data. 700 children under the age group of 10 years and around 800 elderly people above 60 years of age were bitten by dogs in last one year, read the data. Besides, 750 cases of adolescents were also reported in the hospital during the period. In the first two months of 2019, more than 900 cases of dog bites were reported in the hospital.