, ,

This 12-Year-Old Saved a Toddler From a Rabid Dog as Onlookers Did Nothing!

Abhishek was returning home from school when he saw that 3-year-old Chikkannaswamy being mauled by a rabid dog right outside his home.

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.

For representative purposes. Source: Pixabay.

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.


You may also like: This Brave Boy Risked His Life to Save a Drowning Girl. Here’s His Heroic Story!


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.

Feature Image Inset Source: The New Indian Express.

Like this story? Or have something to share?
Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey's Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.