Six-year-old mauled by pack of stray dogs; lands in ICU with 100 stitches

Bhopal: Six-year-old Adivitya was playing with his friends on the premises of the Gokuldham Colony near Central Jail here on Tuesday evening when a pack of seven stray dogs suddenly attacked him. Hearing the shrieks of his friends, his mother Pushpa rushed out of her home. When she saw her son being mauled by the dogs, she fainted. His father, who was at the terrace of the building, reached the spot and somehow rescued his son from the dogs.

But by then, the dogs had caused deep gashes on his face, head, hands and back with their teeth and claws. He was taken to a hospital, where he received 100 stitches. Dr Anil Garg, director of Suditi Hospital, where he is admitted in the ICU, said that he is out of danger. “There is hardly any part of his body which has not been wounded,” the doctor said.

Will file FIR against municipality: Father

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Adivitya’s father Deepak Diwan said that what had happened to his son was the result of criminal negligence on the part of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). “I will file an FIR against the BMC,” he said.[/box]

FIR only if the dog is a pet: DIG

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]DIG of Bhopal Range Dharmendra Chaudhary said that no FIR can be registered as the dogs were strays. “If he had been bitten by a pet dog, we could have booked the owner of the dog,” the police officer said. He said that the father can claim compensation from the BMC[/box]