Once bitten, scarred for life

Dangerous Dogs in the News

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Five-year-old Bhumika Saini shuts herself in her room, refuses to go out to play and shudders at the sound of a distant bark even within secured walls of her home. Bhumika survived a canine attack, but her tender mind is scarred for ever.

On Tuesday, a stray dog in the neighbourhood lunged at her and sank its fangs on her leg when she was on an after-dinner stroll with her mother. Bhumika fell on her face on lush green lanes of 74 Bungalows. Before her mother could intervene, she was bitten on the leg and back. “I have never felt so helpless. What would have happened if the dog had bit my daughter’s face? I am still in shock,” said her father, Amit Saini. Bhumika was admitted to JP hospital for treatment.

Saini said his daughter is still in trauma. “She fears to step out. It took a mammoth effort…

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