Stray dogs maul 7-year-old to death in Moga vil­lage

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MOGA : A pack of stray dogs mauled a seven-year-old boyto death at Dhurkot Ran­siah vil­lage in Moga district on Satur­day. Har­man Singh was fly­ing a kite in the fields near his house when the dogs at­tacked him.

This is sec­ond such in­ci­dent in the state this year. Last month, a 10-year-old was killed by stray dogs in Nabha.

A woman passerby who no­ticed Har­man be­ing at­tacked by dogs alerted the vil­lagers, but be­fore they could reach the spot, the boy had been killed.

Po­lice said the body has been kept in the mortuary of the civil hospi­tal and in­quest pro­ceed­ings have d been ini­ti­ated un­der sec­tion 174 (un­nat­u­ral death) of the Code of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure (CRPC).

Ac­cord­ing to data that the Pun­jab health and fam­ily wel­fare de­part­ment had com­piled for 2016 and 2017, the state saw an av­er­age of 300 dog-bite cases a day in these two years.

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