Doling out moments of shame to Nagpur rail authorities, the growing menace of stray dogs at city railway station had eventually preyed on a two and a half year old innocent girl. On Monday evening when a family of three, including the girl, were about to catch a train to Betul, a stray dog pounced on the girl and attacked on her chest
In a bizarre incident, a 2.5-year-old girl was attacked by a dog at Nagpur railway station on Monday evening. Ironically, Nagpur station has bagged the general manager’s award for cleanliness at the 61st Railway Week function in Mumbai recently.
The girl’s father Sheikh Shahazad, a resident of Betul, was in the city with his wife and daughter for his treatment and was returning home around 5pm by 12512 Trivendrum-Gorakhpur Raptisagar Express. Even as Sheikh was buying a current ticket, his daughter Mubsshira was standing nearby, when she was attacked by a stray dog.
Shahazad family reported the matter to deputy station superintendent (DySS), who applied some ointment. However, since there was no doctor at the station nor medicine shop nearby, no immediate treatment could be administered.
Shahazad, who runs a small shop in Betul, said, “I took my daughter to a doctor at Betul, who has advised five anti-rabies injections. It is really shocking that Nagpur station, which is proposed to be world class, has so many stray dogs.”