According to police, Sushila Tripathi, a retired school teacher, was on the roof of her house Tuesday morning when her pet Pit Bull attacked her. The 82-year-old woman was a resident of the Qaiserbagh area of the city.
A pit bull dog that mauled its owner’s mother to death two days ago in Lucknow was today handed over to the municipal authorities. A video of the animal being carried to the animal control van by his owner was shared on social media.
According to police, Sushila Tripathi, a retired school teacher, was on the roof of her house Tuesday morning when her pet Pit Bull attacked her. The 82-year-old woman was a resident of the Qaiserbagh area of the city. The domestic help found her lying in a pool of blood and informed her son about it.
The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced her dead, following which her body was sent for post-mortem examination, they said.
The woman lived with her younger son. The family had two pet dogs, including the Pit Bull that attacked her. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Qaiserbagh, Yogesh Kumar said, “One Sushila Tripathi, 82, of Bengali Tola locality was attacked by her pet dog. Her body was recovered and sent for post mortem examination. We are coordinating with the officials of Lucknow Municipal Corporation regarding the incident.” A team of the municipal corporation reached Tripathi’s residence on Wednesday morning but found it locked.
Pet owners are required to own a license to keep Pit Bull dog as a pet. It was unclear whether the family in question had the clearance to keep the dog.
Pit Bull is medium-size, short hair dog, which is considered too ferocious to be kept as a house pet by untrained people. It is also listed as one of the dogs bred for fighting in the UK’s Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991, enacted for purposes of public safety.