Even as the stray dog problem is making headlines and raising widespread ire in Kerala, a horrific case of a dog attack emerged in Hyderabad. On Sunday morning, stray dogs killed a 2-day-old baby girl and ate parts of her body.
The incident occurred outside Vikarabad bus stop early on Sunday morning. Locals who rushed to the spot on hearing the baby’s cries found the stray dogs attacking her.
Though they shooed the dogs away, the baby did not survive the attack.
Deccan Chronicle reports that the locals said that two women had spent the night at the bus station and had left early on Sunday morning.
A day after the attack, the identity of the baby remains to be verified. Vikarabad Sub-Inspector Ravindra told The News Minute that the baby’s body has been retained at Vikarabad Government Hospital mortuary.
The police believe that the baby was abandoned at the bus stop and have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of body).
Another official said that other instances of children being abandoned in the area have been reported in the past.
"Those children were later sent to state homes. But this is the first time such a deadly attack has happened," he said.
Earlier in 2014, a stray dog was found to have eaten an infant near Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Kadapa town.