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Street dogs eat up Kurukshetra youth

A sense of fear have gripped the residents of village Madado in Ismailabad block of Kurukshetra district, 35 kms from here following the eating up the flesh of a youth by street dogs during wee hours of Friday.

punjab Updated: Nov 15, 2014 20:40 IST
HT Correspondent

A sense of fear have gripped the residents of village Madado in Ismailabad block of Kurukshetra district, 35 kms from here following the eating up the flesh of a youth by street dogs during wee hours of Friday.

The villagers were stunned to see one of the street dogs carrying a foot of a human being in his mouth on Friday morning. Shocked villager Jaspal Singh tried to snatch the foot from the dog but all other dogs attacked him. With some effort he saved himself and raised alarm. The news spread in the village and soon villagers during a search found a human skeleton in the agriculture fields outside the village. They found that the dogs had completely eaten up the body. Only a foot and a few pieces of flesh were left near the skeleton.

Dogs were chased away by the villagers and the police were called on the spot. The body was later identified as that of Sahib Singh, son of Rameshwar, from the torn cloths lying near the body and a small portion of left out face. Rameshwar bemoaned that his son, who has left his wife and two children behind, had gone to their agricultural field on Thursday night and they were thinking that he had stayed there for field work, and could never thing of their son being eaten up by dogs.

The police took the body for postmortem to Kurukshetra and later to PGI at Rohtak. SHO Yogesh Kumar said that it has become difficult for the police to ascertain whether dogs killed Sahib Singh and then ate his flesh or some one killed him and threw his body in the fields, which was eaten up by dogs. He said that he has not faced such a case through out his service. As the entire flesh is eaten up so no injury mark or other clue could be found from the left out body.

The villagers are in a grip of fear after the incident as it is second case in the area during last one and half year. In the neighbouring village, violent dogs had eaten up a five-year-old child one and half year back. The villagers have not forgotten the earlier incident that now this happened. Recently violent dogs of the village had eaten up a calf of a cow belonging to Jagdish Chander.

Villagers, including Nachhatar Singh, Mehar Singh and Jairnal Singh said that they are worried about the safety of their children who go to school and also play in the streets where these dogs roam around. They said that they would not send their children alone any where till administration taken some concrete steps against these violent street dogs.