The issue has been raised before the authorities, who have said they will try to implement a proper neutering programme to control their numbers.
With the number of stray dogs increasing in Dwarka, the number of dog bites has allegedly also increased. Some residents say the number has gone up from last year.
According to Kesar Singh Sani, a resident of Radhika Apartments in Sector 14, his 11-year-old son was attacked by a stray dog when he was playing in the park. "We had to admit him in hospital. I fail to understand why the municipal corporation is not doing anything to control the stray dog number in the sub-city.”
Most of the 50 DDA pockets in Dwarka face the issue. MK Singh, general secretary of Federation of RWAs Sector 9, said, “There have dog-bite cases in Park No 3 and 4. About a month ago, a resident of Bhrigu Apartments was also injured.”
The neighbourhood parks of Sector 6, too, residents say, are unsafe.
Speaking to City Spidey, Pradeep Bansal, a resident of Katyayani Apartments in Sector 6, said, “I have come to know of about 15 incidents of dog bites in the past two months. It is indeed unfortunate that the municipal corporation does not have an effective sterilisation policy in place to control stray-dog numbers and make residents feel safer.”
The issue has been raised before the authorities. “We have raised the issue in front of the mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat, MP Parvesh Verma and the area MLAs. They said they would try to control the population of stray dogs through sterilisation,” said SK Sharma, a resident of Radhika Apartments.