STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Stray Dogs Maul 6-yr-old to Death

Published: 16th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR:  In a shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was attacked and killed by a pack of street dogs at Kakumanu village panchayat in Guntur district on Wednesday.

Sk Kousar was going to meet her aunt who was working in the fields around 10 am when about 10 dogs pounced on her and bit her indiscriminately all over the body resulting in her instant death. Blaming the death on the negligence of the civic officials, who allegedly failed to take proper measures despite repeated complaints over the severe stray dog menace, the villagers along with the family members and relatives of the victim staged a dharna on the Guntur-Kakumanu road blocking vehicular traffic for nearly four hours.

They called off the stir only after higher officials assured them of proper action to check the problem and assistance to the victim’s family. District Collector Kantilal Dhande has announced a compensation of `4 lakh to the bereaved family. Agriculture Minister P Pulla Rao and Social Welfare Minister R Kishore Babu expressed their shock over the death of the girl and directed the officials to rush to the spot to render assistance.

According to reports, a shepherd who was passing by first heard the cries of the girl and rushed to the spot in the minority colony in the village. Though he managed to drive away the dogs it was too late as the girl had succumbed to the injuries by then. She was bitten all over the body.

The girl’s family members who rushed to the spot on being alerted could take only her body home. The sight of her lifeless body rendered them inconsolable.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp