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7-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs in Himachal

Police said the boy sustained multiple injuries on his head, throat, neck, stomach and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2018 17:56 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Shimla
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A group of stray dogs taking rest on the rock.(HT File Photo)

A seven- year-old boy was brutally attacked and mauled to death by half-a-dozen stray dogs in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district, the police said on Saturday.

Vikki, a son of a migrant labour from Uttar Pradesh, was attacked by the dogs while he was returning home from a nearby market in Amarkot village under Paonta sub division, they said.

Hearing his cries, villagers rushed to his rescue and three of them also got injured by the aggressive dogs.

The boy sustained multiple injuries on his head, throat, neck and stomach, they said, adding he succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital.

A case has been registered in this matter, DSP Paonta Pramod Chauhan said.

A sum of Rs 20,000 has been given to the bereaved family members, SDM Paonta H S Rana said.

According to the Amarkot village head, Rakesh Mehraloo, the administration was informed many a time in the recent past about the stray dogs attacking people, but it turned deaf ear to their complaints.

Theincident has frightened the villagers, who are now not sending their wards to schools, he said.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 17:29 IST