Mauled by stray canine, 10-year-old dies in UP


Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), August 14

A 10-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh was mauled to dying by a pack of stray canine in Pilibhit district whereas he was on his approach to his father’s farm.

Aziz Raza, a scholar of Class 5, succumbed to his accidents whereas being shifted to a medical facility.

Bisalpur SDM Chandra Bhan Singh, on Thursday, sought the help of forest and wildlife division in addition to the division of animal husbandry to entice these stray canine from Rasiakhanpur village in Bisalpur tehsil.

Raza’s father, Ahid Khan, mentioned these stray canine have attacked over two dozen villagers previously three months.

Villagers rushed to assist the boy on Wednesday listening to his cries when the canine attacked him however he had already suffered a number of wounds by then as they tore him aside.

The SDM mentioned, “Some villagers throw bones after eating meat, which attracts these dogs. Their tendency to feed on meat may be a factor behind their abnormal behaviour of attacking children in the village. I have asked the block development officer, the veterinary officer of Bisalpur and the tehsildar to visit the village to review the situation. The animal husbandry department can catch these dogs and shift them to a more secluded place.”

However, chief veterinary officer, Akhilesh Kumar Garg, mentioned, “These stray dogs can only be trapped by trained dog catchers that are not available in this department. They are usually brought from other places, whenever required.” IANS



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