In a tragic incident, street dogs mauled a six-year-old girl in Sihada village to death, when she went to answer nature’s call, prompting enraged villagers to issue a poll boycott call, the police said.
Villagers alleged that Khandwa Municipal Corporation employees caught large number of street dogs from urban areas and released them near their village, which resulted in the tragic incident.
The incident took place in the afternoon, when a little girl went to answer nature’s call behind the bushes, after which she was mauled to death by a group of street dogs.
At the time of the incident, her sister, who was working on the farm rushed back to the village for help, but by the time villagers reached the spot, it was too late and the victim had already succumbed to her injuries, the police said.
Enraged over the incident, villagers issued a poll boycott call until all street dogs are taken away from their village.
Mohgat police station in charge Ravindra Yadav reached the spot along with forest officials and launched a drive to catch street dogs, but so far they were unable to do so since the dogs ran into the forest after killing the little girl.
The police recovered the girl’s mutilated body and sent it for autopsy to Khandwa. Polling for the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat will be held during the third and final phase in Madhya Pradesh on April 24.