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Gurgaon woman to get Rs 2 lakh compensation after being bitten by pet dog

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in Haryana's Gurugram on Tuesday ordered the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to pay an interim compensation of Rs two lakh to a woman who was injured in a pet dog attack. The forum also said that if the MCG so desires, this compensation amount can be recovered from the owner of the dog.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Gurugram: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in Haryana’s Gurugram on Tuesday ordered the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to pay an interim compensation of Rs two lakh to a woman who was injured in a pet dog attack. The forum also said that if the MCG so desires, this compensation amount can be recovered from the owner of the dog. In fact, on August 11, the victim Munni, who worked as a domestic help in the locality, was attacked by a dog belonging to a person named Vineet Chikara when she was going to work with her sister-in-law.

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Woman, bitten by dog, suffers critical injuries
On August 11, victim Munni, who works as a domestic help in the locality, was attacked by Vinit Chikara’s dog while she was on her way to work with her sister-in-law. She had suffered critical injuries on her head and face and was referred from the civil hospital in Gurugram to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital.

In the FIR registered at Civil Line police station, the dog’s breed was mentioned as ‘Pitbull’. Later, the owner informed that the breed is a ‘Dogo Argentino’.

It also directed a ban on 11 foreign breeds of dogs and directed the MCG to place all stray dogs in animal shelters after impounding them. The forum also directed the MCG to frame a policy for pet dogs within three months.

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