Stray dogs attack school children in Kashmir

Srinagar: Stray dogs on Thursday attacked half a dozen students in the city outskirts, creating panic among parents and locals, police said.

Police said a group of school children were attacked by stray dogs on the outskirts of Humhama city in Badgam district on Thursday morning.

“Stray dogs attacked six students in Humhama today morning resulting in bites and other injuries. The boys have been shifted to hospital for first aid and anti-rabies vaccination,” police said.

According to an official, Srinagar city has 50,000 stray dogs.

Last year, as per official figures, 26,000 people, mostly children were attacked by stray dogs in Srinagar city.

Officials of the state health department said nearly 2,100 cases of dog bites have been coming every month for treatment in hospitals across the Kashmir Valley during the last four years.