State failed duty, must pay parents of child who died in dog attack: HC

The Bombay high court has asked the Sangli municipal corporation to pay ₹50,000 to the parents of a boy who died after being attacked by a stray dog in 2013.

The state failed its fundamental responsibility of providing good quality of life to its citizens by not sterilising stray dogs, the court said while ordering the compensation.

The amount is only an interim compensation. The boy’s parents had claimed ₹20 lakh, and the HC has asked a state government panel, set up to decide on such claims, to come up with a final amount by January 31.