TAMPIN, Malaysia - A Year Two pupil of SRJK (T) Tamil Ladang Repah, here, was traumatised after being bitten by a dog at a playground in Taman Repah Baru on Thursday. In the 2.30pm incident, R. Nandini, 8, was on the way home from school when she stopped at the playground, about 50m from her house.
A dog suddenly appeared from among the trees and pounced on her. She was bitten on her left buttock and hand, and had scratches on her legs. Nandini's grandmother, S. Sinthamani, 56, said she rushed to the scene after being informed by some residents. When she arrived, she saw Nandini's clothes were bloodied.
"Thankfully, the residents took my granddaughter to Tampin Hospital."
Sinthamani said she was worried as Nandini's hands had started to swell.
"I believe the dog has been infected with a virus. I urge the authorities to catch it quickly so that it does not bite others."
A resident, who wished to be known as Nazri, 30, said this was the second incident as his 10-year-old daughter was bitten by the same dog seven months ago.
"We're worried that if nothing is done about this, other residents may be attacked, too."