In yet another incident within a month, a pitbull attacked and critically injured a teenager who is currently hospitalised.
The last incident come after a pitbull had mauled its 82-year-old owner to death in Lucknow last month.
According to reports, the teenager, Salim, was working as an apprentice at a shop in Mawana area, owned by one Saurabh.
The dog was tied at the gate of the house at around 6 p.m. on Saturday. As soon as Salim got up to leave, the dog attacked him on the face and throat.
Locals had to use a screwdriver to open the dog’s mouth and free Salim.
After the incident, the dog also bit and injured his owner’s son when the latter tried to control him.
The owner has fled after locking the house.
Circle Officer (CO) Uday Pratap Singh said that the sub-divisional magistrate has been informed of the incident.