Government Minister Vasant Bharath has received seven stitches near his right eye after trying to rescue his dog from a drain.
On Tuesday at the Senate sitting, Bharath was seen with a small bandage near his eye.
The Express yesterday enquired from the Minister what caused his injury.
He responded that in a bid to help his dog out of a drain, he ended up getting hurt.
Bharath said he was lifting his Rottweiler out of the drain when the dog kicked his hind legs and knocked his face backward onto the edge of a box drain.
The Minister said he got seven stitches and was fine.