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10 stray dogs maul 9-year-old boy to death in Mumbai

The boy was badly injured, and succumbed to his injuries at

mumbai Updated: Sep 18, 2017 10:14 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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A nine-year-old boy died after being bitten by around 10 stray dogs in Bhiwandi on Sunday. Dhiraj Yadav, who was playing with a friend at a dump yard, accidentally jumped from a pipeline on to a dog. The dog started chasing Dhiraj and soon more dogs followed and mauled the boy.

The Class 2 student was rushed to IGM Hospital in Bhiwandi, but as he was badly injured, the doctors asked him to be shifted to Thane civil hospital. He succumbed to his injuries a few hours later at the Thane hospital.

“Dhiraj ran when the dogs started chasing him. But he slipped and fell and the dogs pounced on him,” said Dinesh Katke, senior police inspector. “His friend saw him being attacked by the dogs, but was scared and he ran away. A passer-by spotted the dogs mauling the boy and alerted others.”

The police have filed an accidental death report (ADR).

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 09:52 IST