Dogs maul boy to death

A seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a group of stray dogs in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on Tuesday.

The victim’s family alleged that the incident occurred due to negligence of the municipal corporation.

After the death, they protested along with AAP’s Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and demanded action against the municipal corporation.

Police said the boy identified as Mamun was playing near his house in Gaffar Manzil at 1 pm.

“He apparently went to an abounded plot where four-five dogs attacked him,” said a police officer.

By the time Mamun could shout or scream for help, the dogs pulled him away.
Eyewitness Arif told police that Mamun was even bitten in the head.

Arif tried to save Mamun, but the dogs also attacked him. Arif was the first to see Mamun’s bloodstained body.

To save himself, Arif ran away from the spot and informed locals.

“Locals rushed Mamun to Holy Family Hospital, where he died during treatment,” the officer said.

Doctors said Mamun died due to excess bleeding. He suffered injuries in the head and lower portion of the body.

Mamun’s father is a rickshaw puller. He lived with his parents and four siblings.

MCD blamed

After the incident, the municipal corporation was blamed for the death. A group of people also gathered outside Holy Family Hospital to protest against the municipal corporation.
Khan told Deccan Herald that there is a major problem of stray dogs in the locality and they create ruckus on a daily basis.

“Several incidents of dog bite have been reported, but the municipal corporation keeps sitting idle. Despite constant complaints to the municipal corporation, they do not enter the street and only take away dogs from the main road,” Khan said.

The narrow lane where the incident happened is also home to many butcher shops due to which it becomes a reason for stray dogs to openly roam around in the locality.

Mamun’s body was sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem late on Tuesday.

Mamun’s mother Ruksana told police that he was attacked when she was occupied with finishing the household chores.

Last year’s case

In a similar incident, a two-month-old baby girl was killed by a street dog in central Delhi’s Nabi Karim in June last year.

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