• Minor girl dies due to attack by stray dogs, 3rd death in a month

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    Villagers have approached district officials to get rid of the stray dogs, but nothing has been done to catch the canines and ensure children's safety.


    Digital Desk: On Thursday, a pack of stray dogs attacked Sahiba, a 12-year-old girl from the Saharanpur district's Nalhera village. On Friday, the severely mauled child died as a result of her injuries while being treated in a hospital.

    Within a month, four incidents occurred in which stray dogs attacked children, killing three of them.

    Villagers have approached district officials to get rid of the stray dogs, but nothing has been done to catch the canines and ensure children's safety.

    Sahiba was returning to her village from a local fair in Chilkana town with other girls her age when the latest incident occurred.

    A pack of stray dogs attacked the girls, who managed to flee, but Sahiba was bitten multiple times. Passers-by saved her and alerted her family in the village. She was taken to a village doctor, who released her after providing initial care. Her condition worsened the next day, and she was taken to a hospital in Saharanpur, where she died from her injuries while being treated.

    Sahiba was the third child in a month to die as a result of an attack by stray dogs in the district.


    On April 4, stray dogs attacked Shifa, a 4-year-old girl from Chilkana's Buddhkhera village. Her body was ripped apart by the dogs, and she died on the spot.

    In another incident, 3-year-old Koyal, the daughter of Lokendra of Jhadawan village in the Titron area of the district, died on April 7 after being attacked by stray dogs outside her home.

    On April 17, the canines also attacked and injured Javed, a 13-year-old boy from the district's Barthakayasth village.

    Kinshuk Srivastava, sub-divisional magistrate of Sadar area, stated that the civic body in the district lacked a dog catcher cell and was attempting to contact dog catchers in neighbouring districts in order to relocate the stray dogs.


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