4-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh kept crying for help as pack of stray dogs mauls him to death

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New Delhi | Published: September 23, 2017 1:50:17 PM

The incident took place on September 21 when Prem Kumar, an LKG student studying in Guntur Municipal Corporation-run school, was attacked by stray dogs in an open place near his house and started biting him on his neck, chest, legs and face.

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In a shocking incident, a four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. According to a report by The Hindu, the incident took place on September 21 when Prem Kumar, an LKG student studying in Guntur Municipal Corporation-run school, was attacked by stray dogs in an open place near his house and started biting him on his neck, chest, legs and face. The locals came to rescue the child after hearing him screaming and rushed him to the nearby government hospital. He was taken to the emergency ward of the hospital where the doctors declared him ‘brought dead’. The incident took place at 2 pm as his parents left for work leaving the boy at home. The boy’s father, Yesu Babu, runs an eatery near GGH, informed the Police.

The local community is shocked and angry at the incident and many of them have stated that stray dogs have become a big danger and it is not safe to walk on the streets. Residents have also informed that the administration was doing nothing about it. They also informed that there had been several instances of dogs biting people, but officials took no steps in order to curb the danger.

However, responding to the complaints, concerned authority has assured that urgent measures would be taken to control stray dog menace. The official also informed The Hindu that animal birth control has been one of the most effective measures to reduce stray dog threat and the Municipal Corporation has so far administered 2,367 vaccines to dogs and has set up a vaccination centre on Etukuru Road.

Reportedly, victim’s mother had last week lodged a complaint with the Guntur Municipal Corporation reporting the stray dogs for creating mess near her home.

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