Ghaziabad boy dies of rabies and was bitten by dog for over a month and hide the whole incident to his parents. Matlub Ahmed, the child's grandfather, told that his elder grandson Shahvaz started getting scared of water on September 1 and had reduced his food intake. Sometimes a sound like barking of a dog also used to come from his mouth.
New Delhi: In yet another unfortunate incident, a 14-year-old teenager boy residing in Charan Singh Colony, Vijaynagar, Ghaziabad, died of dog bite after one and a half months and he hid the incident from his parents. Three days back the child’s condition deteriorated due to rabies. His father kept wandering from Ghaziabad’s MMG Hospital to Delhi’s GTB and AIIMS Hospital for treatment, but the doctors declared him incurable. On Monday night, the teenager breathed his last while returning from Bulandshahr with his father .
The child’s grandfather Matlub Ahmed, originally a resident of Tajpur in Bulandshahr, told that his elder grandson Shahvaz (14) was studying in class 8. On September 1, Shahvaz started getting scared of water and had reduced his food too. He started behaving abnormally. When he was shown to a doctor nearby, he told the symptoms of rabies and advised him to take him to the hospital in Delhi. Shahvaz was bitten by his neighbour’s dog one-and-a-half months ago but hid it from his parents out of fear, police said.
Shahvaz’s family took him to government hospitals in Delhi but he was not admitted there for treatment. At last, they took him to an Ayurvedic doctor in Bulandshahr for treatment, the family told the police.
The boy died when he was being brought back to Ghaziabad in an ambulance. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kotwali range, Nimish Patil said, a complaint has been registered in the matter and action will be taken against the owner of the dog. Probe is underway.