6 year old girl mauled to death by pack of stray dogs in Sangrur
A six-year-old girl was mauled to death by a group of stray dogs at Bhindran village in Sangrur on late Wednesday evening.
The dogs dragged the child to agricultural fields near her house and ate into her body.
Some passersby brought her to the civil hospital, Sangrur, from where she was referred to the Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. However, she succumbed to injuries before reaching the hospital.
Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Avikesh Gupta and deputy superintendent of police (DSP-rural) Sandeep Wadhera inspected the incident site and interacted with the parents of the victim.
“She was alone at home. When she came out of the house in the evening, five stray dogs suddenly attacked her and dragged her in nearby fields,” said Rashpal Singh, victim’s father.
“We have repeatedly filed complaints regarding the stray dog menace to the district administration, but no to avail,” said Gurnam Singh, a resident of Bhindran village.
SDM Gupta said, “It was an unfortunate incident. We will tackle the stray dog problem soon. If sterilisation is not possible, we will take some other measures to resolve the issue.” He said has written to the state government for compensation to the family.