49-YO Wagh Bakri Director Parag Desai Fell While Trying To Ward Off Stray Dogs; Dies After A Week

by Shreya Rathod
49-YO Wagh Bakri Director Parag Desai Fell While Trying To Ward Off Stray Dogs; Dies After A Week

We have come across several stray dog-related news due to which people have lost their lives. Recently, the director of the Wagh Bakri tea company, Parag Desai, passed away after falling and suffering a brain haemorrhage in an attempt to ward off stray dogs.

Wagh Bakri Director Parag Desai Passed Away

Executive director Parag Desai of the Wagh Bakri Tea Group passed away today at the age of 49, the firm revealed on social media. After falling last week, he experienced a brain haemorrhage, and on Sunday, he passed away in the hospital. The company posted on Instagram that with deep sorrow, they regret to inform the sad demise of Parag Desai. After falling close to his home last week, he was taken to the hospital where he was being treated for a severe head injury. He was assaulted by street dogs, according to sources, and that is when the disaster happened.

The head of the Gujarat Congress and Rajya Sabha member Shaktisinh Gohil sent his sympathies. He took to X and wrote that it was very sad news that the Wagh Bakri director Parag Desai passed away. Further, he wrote that the director suffered a brain haemorrhage after the fall. He prays for his soul to rest in peace and extends his condolences to the family.

He was one of the two executive directors who oversaw the Wagh Bakri Tea Group’s expansion into tea lounges and online sales on the company’s board. Moreover, he oversaw the group’s export, marketing, and sales divisions and was also a skilled judge and taster of tea.

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Stray Dog Nuisance In India

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This isn’t the first stray dog menace incident in the country. In recent years, due to the unmonitored increase in the stray dog population, several people have been attacked by them. Here are some instances where people were severely injured by the animals:

1. Stray Dogs In Baramulla

A young girl in Baramulla town’s Qazihamam Mohalla narrowly averted a terrifying confrontation with stray dogs. This worrying incident brought to light the rising problem of stray dogs in the area and the requirement for prompt action. The girl’s rescue was ultimately provided by the residents’ actions.

Locals heard her frantic cries and came running to her aid, averting what might have been a tragic outcome. Residents of Baramulla have been living in fear, especially in the evenings as stray dogs are becoming more common in the city’s streets and alleys. Children are among those who are most at risk from these assaults.

2. Lawyer Hounded & Attacked

The recent incident from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in which a boy died after contracting rabies from a dog bite, was brought up in the Supreme Court on Monday during an informal discussion about the problem of stray dogs while a bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud was hearing a case. This occurred when a badly bandaged lawyer admitted when questioned by the CJI, that he had been “hounded and attacked” by five stray dogs.

3. 8-YO Mauled By The Stray Dogs

In Agra, a stray dog killed an eight-year-old girl after attacking her. Although the incident occurred 15 days earlier, neither the family nor the girl received any anti-rabies vaccine (ARV). On Saturday, her condition rapidly worsened; as a result, she was brought to the hospital where she subsequently passed away.

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The victim, Poonam, a local of Chausingi village in Bah, had been attacked by a stray dog 15 days prior as she made her way to the neighbourhood grocery store.

Cover Image Courtesy: @Indiantea1881/ X (Formerly Twitter) & Canva

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