NEW DELHI Upset that a stray rabid dog was
fleeing with a duck from his compound, a man in southern India
caught the animal, wrestled with it and bit it hard in the
throat before it was beaten to death, a newspaper said.
A report in the Hindustan Times on Friday said that the dog
had become a menace to villagers in Pakakkadavu, in the Kollam
district of Kerala state, which, like most of India, has a
large stray dog population.
The 65-year-old man wrestled with the dog in a ditch near
his home on Wednesday and bit it so hard that it bled from its
neck while one of his hands was in the grip of the animal's
mouth, the report said.
Neighbours separated the two and beat the dog to death. The
man was being treated in the state capital of
Thiruvananthapuram for rabies, it said.
(Writing by Y.P. Rajesh)