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Ghaziabad: Stray dogs maul 7-year-old to death

A seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs Tuesday while walking through a field to fetch his father. The horrific incident took place in Sikrod village in Ghaziabad, where incidents of strays wreaking havoc have been on the rise recently.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2014 01:37 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

A seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs Tuesday while walking through a field to fetch his father. The horrific incident took place in Sikrod village in Ghaziabad, where incidents of strays wreaking havoc have been on the rise recently.

The victim, Shoaib, was asked by his mother to get his father, who works as a labourer. On the way, the boy took a route through some fields where he was attacked by 10-15 dogs.

“The dogs tore his limbs and neck. Some local boys rushed towards the spot after hearing the boy’s cries,” the victim’s uncle Mohammed Wasim told HT.

But it was too late. “When they reached, the minor was bleeding heavily and succumbed to fatal injuries. The dogs had torn his flesh apart. Police also arrived but we did not prefer a post mortem and cremated the body by evening,” Wasim added. Circle officer Rajesh Kumar Panday confirmed the incident to HT.

This is third incident in a week. “Two days back, these dogs ventured inside a house and injured a boy. A week back, they targeted a person at the nearby industrial area. We are fed up with the havoc created by the stray animals and administration has turned a blind eye,” said Wasim.

The incident comes at a time when the Delhi government, in its bid to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of building smart cities, is trying to get rid of stray dogs and monkeys.

In June, a two-month infant was killed by a dog in east Delhi.