A day after a full-grown pet Labrador, reportedly a world running champion, mauled an 11-month-old girl to death in East Delhi’s Kondli area, her family on Thursday alleged that the dog’s owner was busy talking on his cellphone and “made no effort to stop the vicious attack”.
By the time neighbours managed to pull Dhanlaxmi, the only child born to Chitra Gupta after 14 years of marriage, out of the dog’s “inch-long fangs”, she turned blue and died.
Recounting the incident, Gupta said: “A neighbour’s son, 12-year-old Ravi, took my daughter to play outside our house. But after five minutes, he came running and told me that a dog has attacked Dhanlaxmi. I ran outside and saw the dog holding my daughter by its teeth and running around.”
“It’s a big dog with huge fangs and people were scared of going near him. I cried for help and asked the dog’s owner Rajat, who was standing there, to do something. He was on the phone and ignored me. He made no effort to stop the vicious attack,” she said.
She also alleged that Rajat caught hold of the dog’s leash a while later, but did nothing to pull the child out of the dog’s jaws. “I was standing there helplessly witnessing the horrific attack. Instead of rescuing my daughter, Rajat said he would unleash the dog on me if I dare to come near,” she alleged.
“Soon, people gathered with sticks and bricks, and managed to overpower the dog. It took another couple of minutes to forced the dog to let my daughter go,” she said.
Dhanlaxmi was bitten all over and was bleeding profusely. She was taken to Metro Hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival.
“When I took my daughter in my arms, she looked at me once and then closed her eyes. I will never let this man go scot-free. I begged him to save my daughter, but he refused,” Gupta said.
The family alleged that Rajat has been illegally breeding dogs for commercial use in the residential colony. A municipal corporation official confirmed that it’s against the law to breed dogs or pet animals for commercial purposes in residential areas.
Moreover, all the pet dogs must be registered with the civic agency. “Rajat doesn’t have a licence to breed dogs. He hasn’t registered this dog with the municipal corporation. He roams the colony with his huge dogs. We do not know why no action is taken against him,” Gupta said.
Rajat is on the run since the incident. Police have registered a case against him. “The man owns a pet shop. He used to send these dogs to various competitions,” a police officer said.
I request the Blue cross to examine the dog and find out the living condition of the pet. If the pets living condition is not healthy then reaction of the pet against human is triggered.
"We do not know why no action is taken against him%u201D - Gupta. But we do. Rajat must have paid enough for the civic authorities to look the other way. The police must be 'investigating' how much he would pay to suppress the case. And 'leaders' are too busy being dirty politics.
and he has the support of PETA, animal lovers and human haters.
PETA isn't an organization of animal love, quite the opposite actually. Read about the "Butcher of Norfolk" because they kill more animals than they save. That being said this story is funny. Because it's a lab people are saying things like he paid off the authorities to look the other way so on so forth. Had this been a pit bull everyone would be saying, "That dog and every pitbull on the planet needs to be put to death." Funny how that works. Dogs are dogs. 95% of whatever issues they may have come from their owners. I've seen everything from labs to cockerspaniels and chihuahuas attack with no provocation. Whatever.
This incident should be an eye opener and should be last of such incidents involving the pets of NCR !!!
The Owner of the dog should be punished maxm that law permits for this insensitive and careless act.