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Pig breaks into house in Delhi’s Bhati Mines, kills 20-day-old girl

The girl’s father said the incident happened when the infant was being breastfed by her mother

delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2017 23:39 IST
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Picture for representational purposes.(HT File)

A 20-day-old girl died after she was attacked by a pig in south Delhi’s Bhati Mines on Friday.

Police said the mother of the infant was breastfeeding her when the pig appeared inside the house and pulled the baby girl, who has been identified as Pushpa, by the head.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Pushpa’s father Rajpal (28) said that the pig had caught hold of the child’s head and would not let go. The child’s mother, Pooja, raised an alarm and a few neighbours arrived to try and rescue the child.

“By the time the neighbours came, the pig had thrown my daughter on the ground. Her head appeared badly injured,” said Rajpal, who said he used to call his daughter “Gudiya”.

She was taken to AIIMS trauma centre where during treatment, she was declared dead by the doctor.

A case has been registered against an unknown person under sections 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animal) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code at Fatehpur Beri police station.

“A call was received at Fatehpur Beri police station at 12.45pm on November 3 regarding the case. Investigation is being carried out for the identification of the owner of the pig,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Chinmoy Biswal.

Pushpa’s father Rajpal was emplyed as a labour. Her mother, Pooja, is a homemaker. The family lives in Sanjay Colony of Bhati Mines.

Pushpa was the third child of her parents. The couple has two sons aged four and two.

One of the neighbours of the family, Rajbir, told Hindustan times that their area has hundreds of wild and pet pigs, and in recent months their locality has become notorious for such attacks.

“These pigs attack children playing outside. The area has become very unsafe for children,” said Rajbir.