Greater Noida: Rs 10,000 Fine For Owner After Pet Dog Bites 6-Year-Old In Housing Society

DN Bureau

A day after a dog bit a 6-year-old child in a housing society in Greater Noida, the authorities have slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the owner. Read on for details:

CCTV footage shows the dog pouncing on the boy in the lift
CCTV footage shows the dog pouncing on the boy in the lift

Greater Noida: Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on the owner of the pet dog that bit a boy on Wednesday inside La Residentia society elevator in Greater Noida UP.

This is for the first time that GNIDA has imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on a dog owner for carelessness in keeping the pet dog. The GNIDA also asked the dog owner Kartik Gandhi, a resident of La Residentia Society in Greater Noida West, to pay the entire amount for the treatment of the dog bite victim.

In a notice sent on Wednesday to the dog owner, GNIDA medical officer Dr. Prem Chand directed him to deposit Rs. 10,000 fine with GNIDA within seven working days.

If the fine is not deposited within seven days in GNIDA's account and treatment money is not paid, further action will be taken against the dog owner for which he himself will be responsible, the notice added.
The dog bite incident occurred due to carelessness in keeping the pet dog, the notice added.

The Greater Noida incident was captured by closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera installed inside the elevator. It happened in the lift of La Residentia Society's tower seven which falls under the jurisdiction of Bisrakh police station.

The incident occurred when the boy was travelling by the lift on his way to his school. The dog bit on his hand. As a result, he sustained injuries and was administered four injections.

As per the guidelines issued by the authority, pet owners have to register their dogs or cats by 31 January next year or they will have to pay a fine. Furthermore, in case of any mishap caused due to pet dogs or cats a penalty of Rs 10,000 will be imposed.

The decision was recently taken in the 207th board meeting of the Noida authority in accordance with the guidelines of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). (Agencies)

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