Banihal, Nov. 11: On Saturday, reports of at least nine dog bites came from various parts of Banihal.
At Shafa Pani, Nagbal, and Chareel regions of Banihal on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, locals said that a dog arrived from the side of the railway station and attacked everyone who was in its path.
Two of the nine wounded are female.
The majority of the victims in the dog attack just had minor wounds.
In the previous 20 days, there have been two dog bite incidents in the Banihal neighborhood.
Dog bites in Lambar and Nowgam last month resulted in more than a dozen injuries. Sub District Hospital (SDH) Banihal got seven dog bite cases on Saturday morning and two more late in the evening, according to Dr. Syed Ismail, Block Medical Officer (BMO) Baninhal, who spoke with Greater Kashmir.
He noted that almost all of the instances were typical, that all nine patients had dog bite treatment, and that anti-rabies medication had also been begun.
The BMO said, “They received treatment, vaccinations, and discharge.”
The victims were identified by officials as Gulzar Ahmed, son of Noor Din of Chinar Gali Banihal, Jana Beagum, wife of Ghulam Rasool Sheikh of Dooligam, Abdullah Sheikh, son of Shaaban Sheikh of Chareel Banihal, Saifullah Khan, son of Qadeer Khan of Kaskoot Banihal, Muna, son of Shiv Raj of Uttar Pradesh, Chul Bhul, son of Abdul Haleem of Uttar Pradesh, Azazul, son of Anees Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh, Mushtaq Ahmad, son of Bashir Ahmad Kasana of Ramsoo (a Madarsa student of Faizul Islam Nagbal Banihal), and Tahseena Begum, wife of Umar Lateef Beigh of Cahreel Banihal.
The victims ranged in age from 20 to 65.
The failure of the Municipal Committee of Banihal and the tehsil administration has infuriated the inhabitants.
According to the locals, in the last 20 days, dogs have bitten around twenty individuals.