A 60-year-old woman was mauled to death by two Rottweiler dogs at Vythiri in Wayanad district on Monday morning.
The woman was attacked by the pet dogs while she was on her way to pick coffee in a plantation. She was accompanied by a group of women workers to a worksite of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme when they were attacked by the pet dogs, reports Deccan Chronicle.
The victim was identified as Rajamma residing in Ambedkar Colony at Charity village near Vythiri.
Police say that the pet dogs belong to Karikkal Jose, whose house was situated next to the plantation where Rajamma worked.
Vythiri sub inspector P Ashraf said, â€śShe has been badly mauled. The dogs had ripped the flesh from both her arms and part of it seems to have been eaten up. Also a portion of her hair has been torn from the skullâ€ť, reports TOI.
Soon after the incident, Rajamma was rushed to Vythiri government hospital and later to the Kozhikode medical college. However, Rajamma succumbed to her injuries at the medical college hospital around 1 pm.
Ward member Basheer Pookodan, however, told TOI that the dogs pounced on Rajamma when she had moved away from the group of women workers to pick coffee beans.
"She had walked some distance alone to collect her basket when the dogs pounced on her. By the time her co-workers reached the spot, the dogs had inflicted horrible injuries," he said.
The dogs had escaped from the cage when Jose and his family had gone to attend church.