The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) issued a notice to the Guntur District Collector in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, after taking notice of the death of a four-year-old boy, who was mauled by stray dogs.
The SHRC was acting on a petition filed by NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham, which alleged that officials of the Guntur Municipal Corporation Officials failed to tackle the stray dog menace in the area.
The incident occurred on Friday near Rajiv Gruha Kalpa colony at Adavitakkellapadu, where around six dogs attacked Dupati Prem Kumar.
As the boy began screaming, locals threw stones at the dogs that were attacking him, and managed to shoo them away.
However, the dogs had reportedly gnawed at his neck, hands and head, following which Kumar was rushed to the Guntur Government Hospital (GGH), where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Guntur General Hospital superintendent D Raju Naidu told media persons, that the boy died of multiple bleeding injuries on his body.
The Municipal Corporation told the media that it was constantly sterilising and vaccinating dogs in several colonies, before letting them back on the streets.
A case was also reportedly registered with the Old Guntur Police.
This is not the first such horrifying case to be reported from Guntur district.
In March this year, at least 12 people were injured after stray dogs attacked residents of Lingamguntla and Pedakurapadu.
Meanwhile, the Balala Hakkula Sangham demanded criminal cases against the Municipal officials responsible for the boy's death.
The SHRC called for a report from the Guntur Collector by December 12 this year.