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High court sets dog compensation

Financial aid of at least Rs 10,000 per teeth mark is mandated for those injured in stray dog attacks, as ruled by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, holding the states primarily accountable for compensation. The court specified a minimum of Rs 20,000 for wounds where the flesh has come off by 0.2 cm. A committee, chaired by district deputy commissioners, is to be constituted in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh to assess and determine the compensation. This decision comes in the wake of numerous incidents involving stray dogs attacking humans, with increasing reports in recent years. The National Crime Records Bureau data highlights 4,146 reported cases of dog bites leading to human deaths in 2019, and the country witnessing over 1.5 crore dog bite cases since then. Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest incidents with 27.52 lakh cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (20.7 lakh) and Maharashtra (15.75 lakh).

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