Seven-year-old boy mauled to death by stray dogs in Punjab

Seven-year-old Manish was attacked by a pack of dogs when he went to a nearby plantation to pluck mangoes.

chandigarh Updated: May 20, 2018 17:42 IST
Press Trust of India, Patiala
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Manish was first taken to a hospital in Patiala and then referred to PGIMER in Chandigarh where he died.(Reuters/Photo for representation)

A seven-year-old boy was killed by a pack of stray dogs at Mheas Bir near Nabha in Patiala, police said on Sunday.

The boy, Manish, was rushed to PGIMER in Chandigarh where he died due to excessive bleeding, they said.

The incident took place on Saturday afternoon when the boy went to a nearby plantation to pluck some mangoes, while his father, Babu Ram, was resting at a brick kiln after eating lunch, police said.

Manish was attacked and dragged by the pack of dogs, before mauling him, they said.

Police said a passerby noticed the boy being attacked by dogs and he tried to save him. He was first taken to a hospital in Patiala and then referred to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

On Wednesday, a five-year-old girl was killed by a pack of stray dogs in Punjab’s Sangrur district.

First Published: May 20, 2018 17:42 IST