Kangan: Three minor students were mauled by a stray dog at a government school in Kangan area of Gandarbal district on Wednesday.
Officials said that the students, Shabir Ahmad Lone, (14) of seventh grade student, Sheikh Suhail Ahmad (8) of 3rd grade and Masrat Jan (7) of 2nd grade at Governemnt High School Akhal Kangan were injured when they were attacked by a stray dog while they were busy playing in the school ground during lunch time.
The incident created panic and students raised hue and cry catching attention of locals.
The injured were rushed to a hospital.
Headmaster of the school, Nisar Ahmad Malik, said that the compound of the school is unfenced due to which the stray dog entered the ground.
A Health official at Sub district Hospital Kangan said that the students had injuries on nose, legs and arms.
“Besides first aid, we injected them anti-rabies vaccine and after keeping them under observation for some time discharged them from the hospital,” he said.
SDM Kangan Mehraj-Ud-Din Shah told Kashmir Reader that the issue of increase in the population of stray dogs has been already taken up with the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal .
“CEO Ganderbal will be requested to get protect wall constructed in this school and all other schools,” SDM said.
People are also requested to take preventive measures and dispose of the house hold wastes properly, he said.