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Dogs maul girl to death in Sitapur; 7th such incident in May:

Press Trust of India  |  Sitapur (UP) 

A pack of dogs mauled a 12-year-old girl to death in a village in Sitapur, taking the toll in fatal attacks by hounds in the district to 13 in the last six months, police said today.

The incident occurred in Maheshpur village under the station. This was the seventh such death this month, they said.

officials told that Khairabad area of the district was the "worst affected".

"A 12-year-old girl identified as died today after being attacked by a pack of dogs," of Police told

The SP said the administration was tackling the menace and the number of dogs in packs was decreasing.

"Earlier they used to attack in pack of six to eight dogs. Now they are reduced to two or four," he said.

Meanwhile, Sheetal Verma, while elaborating upon the cases of attacks, told PTI, "Of the 13 deaths due to attacks since November 2017, as many as 10 took place in station area."

"Three other cases which took place in the district, were reported from Imlia Sultanpur, Kotwali and Taalgaon police station areas," Verma said.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 14:10 IST