Srinagar: A postgraduate student at the University of Kashmir was attacked by dogs in the campus Saturday morning, leaving her with deep bite injuries on the neck.
The female student from Botany department was, according to witnesses, sitting in the Botanical garden of the campus for her project, when she was attacked.
“I was there in the Botanical Garden at around 10:30 am when some dogs attacked the girl. We ran to the spot and rescued the girl but by then she had been bitten,” a student told Kashmir Reader “The students took the injured girl to the SMHS hospital.”
Assistant Registrar, Anti Rabies Vaccination (ARV) department SMHS Hospital, Nazir Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that the student had “class 3rd (severe) injury” on the neck.
“A girl enrolled at the University of Kashmir was brought here in the morning with deep injuries on her neck. We immediately gave her ARV injection and Immunoglobulin as it was a class 3rd (severe) injury,” Ahmad said.
The University of Kashmir has become a hub of canines with hardly any steps taken by the authorities to curb the menace.
“Dogs are everywhere in the campus. It is a bigger problem for hostellers who are afraid to venture out in the dark,” a student said.
Chief Procter, Dr Naseer Iqbal, said that they were “taking steps” but said a large number of students eating lunch in the open in the “huge campus” was the reason for large number of dogs.
“Dogs are not only at the University campus, but in every corner of the state,” he added.
Acknowledging that there should not be any dogs in the campus, he said, “We had plans to do several drives, we are expecting to get relief from these dogs in the upcoming future.”
“Right now we are busy with the Science Congress,” he added.