15 injured by mad dog bite in Juri
Juri (Moulvibazar) correspondent
15 people, including children and women, were injured after being bitten by a mad dog in Juri upazila of Moulvibazar. Injuries occurred in different areas of the upazila from morning to night on Friday. Twelve of the injured have been treated at the Upazila Health Complex.
However, as the condition of one is alarming, he has been sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. Some of the injured are said to have received treatment at a private hospital.
It is known that a mad dog has bitten and injured 15 people including children in different areas of the upazila on Thursday and Friday. Tire trader Md Alamgir Hossain of MA Mumit Asuk Chatter of the upazila was working in his shop on Friday night. Suddenly that mad dog attacked businessman Alamgir Hossain and bit him on the neck. The local traders immediately rescued him and took him to the Upazila Health Complex. After first aid, the doctor on duty sent him to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital as his condition was serious.
Apart from this were injured by the mad dog. Md. Abdus Sabur Makhan (70) of Kaminiganj Bazar of the upazila, Maisha Akhter (9), daughter of Kabir Ahmad of Bashirpur village, Sohan Ahmad, son of Dalim Mia, Sajib (13) of Harirampur village, Rahim (4), the infant son of Monir Mia of the same village, Mahin (6) of Champakalta village, Sohag (13) of Mohammadpur area, Saif Ahmad (11) of Shahpur area, Shanto (14) of Shahbajpur area of Barlekha upazila, Imran Ahmad of Jangirai village, Zubair Ahmad (10) of the same village. Several other injuries were also reported. Apart from humans, several cattle were also reported to have been injured by the bite of the dog.
The news of mad dog bites spread panic among people across several villages. Later, from Friday afternoon to night in the MA Mumit Asuk Chattar area of the upazila, the youths tried to catch the dog with sticks and coaches but failed. Meanwhile, when panic spread around, around 11 o'clock in the night, several youths together arrested the dog. A few others were injured. It was later beaten to death to escape dog bites.
Confirming the matter, Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr. Samarjit Singh said that 12 people including children from different areas of the upazila were injured by dog bites and received treatment at the health complex. As the condition of one is critical, he was sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital after first aid.