What would you do if you come across a situation where a small child was being attacked by a rabid dog?
It is natural to assume that most of us would flee from the scene due to the pure fear of being attacked by the animal. However, SM Abhishek, a 12-year-old boy from Seegemelehatti village of Gubbi Taluk in Tumakuru, Karnataka didn’t think twice before risking his own life to fight a rabid dog who was attacking a toddler.
Abhishek was returning home from school when he saw that 3-year-old Chikkannaswamy being mauled by a rabid dog right outside his home. While there were many spectators in the vicinity, no one was willing to help.
Rushing to the child’s rescue, Abhishek caught the dog by its neck and managed to push it away. He then ran to safety with Chikkannaswamy.
The incident had happened on December 18, reports The New Indian Express.
Chikkannaswamy is the son of Kumar and Manjamma, who work as farmhands and were away during the accident. According to Chikkanna, a village resident, the toddler suffered severe injuries and had to be taken to Bengaluru for plastic surgery. He is currently recuperating.
Abhishek’s act of bravery has become the talk of the town, and the headmaster of his school has recommended his name to the block education officer for state bravery award.
A salute to Abhishek, because without his quick thinking, Chikkannaswamy probably wouldn’t have lived to tell the tale.