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Dogs Kill 10-Year-Old Girl In UP's Sitapur, Death Toll Reaches 13

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| May 14 , 2018 , 12:44 IST

The menace of stray dogs continues to take children's lives in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, as a 10-year-old girl was mauled to death by savage dogs in the district's Khairabad village on Sunday. The recent death raises the count of children dying from dog attacks since November 2017 to 13, out of which 7 deaths have taken place since May 1.

The recent attack comes less than a week after the Uttar Pradesh Police announced that drones and night vision devices would be put into use for tackling the feral dogs and after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath personally visited Sitapur regarding the canine menace.  

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The district is now advising residents to not allow children to go outside without any elders.

Sitapur district magistrate Sheetal Verma speaking to TOI said, "Block development officers, gram pradhans, lekhpals, doctors, teachers and kotedars will set up committees to ensure no child goes out without any elder."

According to reports, a group of 4 girls, including 10-year-old Reena had gone to a mango orchid in the morning. A pack of dogs attacked the 4 girls and as they raised an alarm, villagers rushed to their aid. While 3 of the girls managed to wriggle out, Reena was bitten badly and died.

In the aftermath of the death, a lathi-wielding mob blacked the highway with the girl's body and a police team resorted to cane-charge to disperse the protesters.