UP: Eight-year-old injured in dog attack in Sitapur
(Sourced from PTI)
In a fresh canine attack incident in Sitapur district, an eight-year-old boy was mauled by a pack of feral canines in the Pipri Kalan village this morning. The boy, Luvkush, was attacked by a pack of dogs when he was picking mangoes, police said. The villagers rescued Luvkush after hearing his screams. He was admitted to the CHC Khairabad and his condition was stable.
In two different incidents on Sunday, four people, including three of a family, were injured by the hounds in Laharpur and Talgaon police station areas. All four were admitted to hospital and later discharged. Around 22 villages in Khairabad block of the district are affected by the dog menace. The attacks have so far claimed 14 lives and left over a dozen injured.
The district administration, which is struggling to check the menace, has advised residents against allowing children to venture out alone to mango orchards. Sitapur District Magistrate, Sheetal Verma, said the administration has taken measures to check dogs' population in the affected areas. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had called for action against the strays which had turned violent.