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Three children injured in feral dog attacks in UP’s Sitapur

At least 14 children have died due to dog attacks in Sitapur so far this year, with eight of the fatalities occurring in May.

lucknow Updated: May 30, 2018 11:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Villagers drive away dogs allegedly responsible for the death of at least 14 children in Sharfapur, Sitapur district, earlier this month. (Dheeraj Dhawan/ HT photo)

The dog menace returned to haunt Sitapur district after a short breather on Tuesday, when feral canines mauled two children and a teenager in Rausa area. Fortunately, nobody was killed in the attacks.

Sitapur divisional forest officer Anirudh Pandey confirmed the attacks. “As per information received, three minors – identified as Kajal (8), Shakib Ali (6) and Mehtab Khan (15) – were injured in separate attacks by feral dogs. They prima facie appear to be canine attacks,” he said.

The injured were rushed to the primary health centre immediately after the attacks, and later released after administration of first aid.

At least 14 children have died due to dog attacks in Sitapur so far this year, with eight of the fatalities occurring in May. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also took stock of the situation.

The district administration has asked the officials concerned to look into the fresh attacks and take adequate measures to stop them.

Incidentally, a leopard had injured six people in Rausa last Friday. Wildlife officials are trying to capture the animal.

First Published: May 30, 2018 11:13 IST