Daijiworld Media Network - Kadaba (SP)
Kadaba, Oct 2: Vincy (17), daughter of Kedila Varghese from Alankaru village, who was a student, lost her life due to rabies.
Vincy was a second PU student of Kadaba government PU college. On Thursday September 30 morning, she complained of a sudden headache. Immediately she was taken to hospital and medicine was procured. In the evening, the headache worsened. She was taken to a private hospital in Puttur and then to the district Wenlock hospital at Mangaluru. But without responding to treatments, she passed away late night the same day.
About four months back, a rabid dog had attacked several dogs around the residence of the girl. The dog had attacked some street dogs and two people at that time. A few months back, the dog at Vincy's house had died of rabies. It is suspected that the rabies virus from the dog would have had infected the girl.
Varghese couple's only son and elder brother of Vincy had suddenly died in April 2018 after falling into a river during his visit to the house of the grandmother. Now the family has lost the only other surviving child.