A destitute woman was mauled to death here on Saturday by a herd of feral dogs, police said.
The lady, 60, is yet to be named by Rajarajeshwari Nagar police officers, but preliminary investigations revealed that she was homeless and used to sleep and seek shelter on the city’s streets.
According to investigators, the elderly destitute was initially pursued by a huge herd of wild dogs about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. At the moment, some onlookers rescued her and scared away the wild dogs, but the same pack appeared to target here about midnight.
According to the woman’s frailty, she was mauled to death by these puppies.
According to the authorities, several stray dog cases go unreported.
According to the 2012 livestock survey, Bengaluru has 1.83 lakh wild dogs and 1.43 lakh pet dogs, with a total of 3.27 lakh dogs.
According to animal rights campaigners, the explanation for the rise in the number of stray dogs is the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s ‘failure to enforce the animal birth control (ABC) scheme’ (BBMP).
Apart from that, neglect of pet dogs is a significant problem. Many people are unaware of the burden that comes with owning a pet and therefore leave the pets between two and one weeks, the activists said.
“As many pets reside with their parents or grandparents, and their parents or grandparents do not approve of the pet being neutered. Once the dog gives birth, it struggles to provide for five to six puppies and abandons them “As a result, an official from the animal husbandry department noted.
Meanwhile, the BBMP official claimed that apartment associations’ failure to encourage tenants to hold dogs in their homes notwithstanding the High Court’s approval causes several citizens to surrender their pets.