Lucknow man’s petted Pit Bull turns on his mom, kills her

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Lucknow: A Pit Bull petted by a man turned on his 82-year-old mother and killed her at his house in the early hours of Tuesday, the police said. After the incident, Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC), sought licence from the man on Wednesday for keeping such a ferocious dog at his house, official sources said on Thursday. The woman, bitten by the canine several times in the face, arms, chest and in the stomach, was rushed to a hospital where she died.

When the incident occurred, the woman Savita Tiwari, a teacher retired from Nari Shiksha Niketan, was alone in the house. Her son Amit, a gym trainer, had gone out for a training session. On hearing Savita’s screams, when her neghbours rushed to the spot, they saw her lying in a pool of blood and informed Amit about the incident. Amit has a Pit Bull, Brownie and a Labrador, Daisy. The LMC officials, however, did not find any record of a pet licence at Amit’s residence. Meanwhile, municipal commissioner Indrajit Singh said that Amit failed to produce any licence, as well as was impolite with the LMC team that had visited his house.  

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When the team was in his house again on Wednesday, the neighbours informed that the family had gone to immerse Savita’s mortal remains in the Ganga, leaving the dogs with people, living on rent in the same house.
Joint director of animal welfare department at LMC Arvind Rao said action would be taken if Amit failed to produce a pet licence. Meanwhile, municipal commissioner Inderjit Singh has advised people to avoid keeping hunting dog breeds like American Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Doberman Pinscher and Boxer as pets, because they tend to become ferocious.