Stray dog kills infant sleeping next to mother in hospital in Rajasthan

Published: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2:34 PM

Last updated: Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2:35 PM

CCTV footage shows two dogs entering the TB ward of the hospital late in the night and one of them returning with the infant

By PTI

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Photo used for illustrative purpose only. — PTI file
Photo used for illustrative purpose only. — PTI file

A month-old child, who was sleeping next to his mother at a hospital in Jaipur, was taken away by a stray dog and mauled to death in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, police said on Tuesday.


The body was found outside the hospital ward, they said.

Police said the CCTV footage showed that two dogs went inside the TB ward of the hospital late Monday night and one of them returned with the infant.


Sitaram, SHO, Kotwali said the father of the child was admitted in the hospital for tuberculosis treatment. He said the child's mother, who was attending to the patient along with her other children, dozed off.

The officer said the hospital staff was also not present at the TB ward at the time of the incident.

"Post-mortem has been conducted by a medical board. A case will be registered in the matter after further investigation," the police officer said.

Meanwhile, the hospital administration has also initiated a probe into the matter.

"The patient's attendant was sleeping and the hospital guard was attending to the other ward. I have not seen the CCTV footage (of the incident). I will be able to comment only after the investigation," acting principal medical officer (PMO), Sirohi district hospital, Virendra told reporters.


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