Dog bites owner to death
Hyderabad: A 75-year-old man was attacked and killed by his own pet dog in Dharoor mandal in Ranga Reddy district on Thursday morning. Narsimha Reddy and some 100 villagers were discussing panchayat elections under a tree in the compound of his house. The one-year-old German Shepherd, Tommy, was sitting next to him.
After a while, the meeting got very noisy and the men began shouting at each other, which irked the dog who started barking. Instead of calming the dog, the villagers continued shouting, which further upset the dog.
Reddy then tried to shoo him away into the house, but the angry dog bit him on the hand.
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Dog beaten to death, burnt
Hyderabad: After his pet dog bit Narasimha Reddy on the hand on Thursday, the villagers present nearby surrounded the dog and whacked him. The dog turned round and attacked Narasimha Reddy, sinking his teeth into his thigh and refused to let go.
The villagers beat the dog again, but he hung on for 20 minutes, according to officials of the district medical and health department, to whom the local health officer reported the incident.
By the time the badly beaten dog let go, it was too late. Narasimha Reddy was in a state of severe shock and had lost a lot of blood. He died on the way to the hospital in an autorickshaw, so the family brought the body back home. Angry villagers beat the dog to death and burnt its body.
Narasimha Reddy is survived by his wife, daughter and son. His nephew Mohan Reddy said Tommy was a friendly dog and was very close to his uncle. “He was never tied and could freely roam around the compound and inside the house. He had never bitten anyone before,” he said.
District medical and health officer Dr Naziruddin explained, “The bite must have severely cut one of the main arteries, due to which there was heavy bleeding. They didn’t take the patient to the local public health centre, where an attempt could have been made to save him.”
Dr Prabhakar Rao, a vet with the Government Veterinary Hospital at Musheerabad said if a dog is tied for too long, it tends to get very irritated. “Sudden erruption of too much noise and excessive presence of human beings, can trigger a dog to attack. In this particular case, the dog must have got disturbed as he was shooed away and that too in a huge crowd,” he said.
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