In yet another shocking incident of the surging stray dog menace in the country, an 18-month-old toddler died after being mauled by stray dogs in a village of Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district on Friday.
According to reports, on late Friday evening, the toddler girl, identified as Satvika, was attacked by dogs while she was playing outside a house in Mettavalsa village where her mother worked as a maid.
As per officials, the incident took place in Mettavalsa village, located in the G. Sigadum Mandal area of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh at around 7:45 pm on Friday.
Reports said the toddler’s family rushed her to the Rajam Government Hospital where she received first aid, and later was shifted to Srikakulam Government Hospital for further treatment.
However, the little girl succumbed to her injuries at the hospital, police said, adding that a case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is ongoing.
In a similar incident, a 9-year-old boy was grievously injured after he was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Karnataka’s Kolar district on Friday.
According to reports, the incident happened during wee hours of Friday morning at around 4 am when the victim, identified as 9-year-old Babu, was on his way for morning prayers at a nearby mosque.
Security camera footage of the disturbing incident, which went viral on social media platforms, showed the minor boy being mauled by a pack of 15-20 stray dogs on the street. The horrific video shows the boy’s body drenched in blood after the vicious mauling by the beasts.
Reports said that Babu, who received wounds on his belly, arms and face and head in the dog attack, was found lying on the street by a police constable, Rajanna, who rushed the boy to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to RL Jalappa Medical College for advanced treatment.
Last week, a 65-year-old doctor was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs inside the campus of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh.
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