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UP Police To Use Drones To Trap Feral Dogs In Sitapur After Dogs Kill 6 Children In 6 Days

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| May 7 , 2018 , 11:13 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Police will be deploying drones and night vision devices from Monday to tackle with the menace of feral dogs after 6 children were killed and 7 others injured in the past 6 days in Sitapur district of the state.

Patrolling has been intensified in villages with frequent dog attacks and extra police force has also been deployed, director general of police (DGP) OP Singh said on Sunday.

“We have formed multiple police teams and equipped them with drones, to cover larger areas, in a bid to trap the feral dogs. Night vision devices will also be used for patrolling during the night,” Singh said.

According to locals, 17 children have been killed since November 2017, however, the police has estimated that a total of 12 have been killed. Due to the frequent dog attacks, several villagers have even stopped sending their children to school.

DGP Singh said that a survey by police teams suggested that the menace of the feral dogs existed mainly in 20 villages within a 20-km radius under the police stations of Sitapur Kotwali, Khairabad and Talgaon.

Singh added that he and the Sitapur superintendent of police (SP) Anand Kulkarni had chalked out the plan to end the dog menace after consulting experts of the National Disaster Management Authority.

Police station in-charges, as well as other officers of Sitapur, have been asked to sensitise the residents about dog attacks and advise them not to allow their children to leave their houses alone at night till the dogs are caught.