Dog Bite Victims To Get Compensation As Per MC Chandigarh’s New Policy. Details Here


The MC Chandigarh now has a policy under which victims of stray dogs bite will be granted compensation.

As per the policy, the MC will give Rs 3 lakh in case of death and Rs 1 lakh in case of permanent disability.

How to apply

  1. Lodge a police complaint: The victim of an attack by stray dog, in case of minor through guardian, will have to lodge a complaint on the same day with the police. In the complaint, the victim will have to provide the description of the attacking dog with other details.
  2. Free treatment of the dog bite victims: The victims will be treated free of cost at anti-rabies civil dispensaries.
  3. If unhappy with compensation: If not happy with the compensation amount determined by the authority, the victim can file an appeal before the commissioner.
  4. In case of False Claim: A person who obtains compensation on the basis of false claim will be liable for persecution. The amount will be recovered with 18% interest and costs.

Post the unfortunate death of a toddler, Aayush, in Sector 18D in Chandigarh due to multiple dog bites, Chandigarh municipal corporation announced compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the bereaved family but due to absence of any policy of compensation to dog bites victims, the compensation was delayed for administration’s approval.

Source: Times of India

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