An eight-year-old boy has been mauled to death by stray dogs in Bhiwandi Township of the district, a police official said.
The child, a resident of Phogaon area in Bhiwandi, was walking on the road with a friend near his home on Monday afternoon when he suddenly lost his balance and fell on a pack of stray dogs sitting there, he said.
The canines bit him severely, the official said.
The child was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, as his condition became critical, he was shifted to the Thane Civil Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, he said.
The city police have registered a case of accidental death, the official added.