Visakhapatnam: Four-year-old Kunchela Shravani was attacked on the road by a stray pig at Vambay Colony in Peda Gantyada on Tuesday morning. The stray pig attacked the daughter of an autorickshaw driver K. Raju while she was playing on the road. Local residents saw the injured girl and immediately took her to a nearby private hospital in Gajuwaka. She was discharged after treatment by the evening.
Earlier also, a small girl was hurt by a pig in zone-V of the GVMC limits. Accor-ding to the locals, this is the second attack by a stray pig in the past 10 days. The pig menace has increased in this zone due to lack of proper attention from the municipal authorities.
When contacted, GVMC chief medical officer A. Hemanth, said: “We are not yet aware of this incident. The municipality is taking necessary measures to avoid stray pig menace in all zones of the city. The commissioner has sought the support of police armed forces for the task of eliminating the pigs.” The GVMC has only two pig shooters working on eradicating the pig menace. It is planning to hire more shooters but there is a shortage of professionals while there are more than 10,000 stray pigs in the city.