11-year-old boy mauled to death by stray dogs

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11-year-old boy mauled to death by stray dogs

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 | PNS | Lucknow

An 11-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Maharajganj district. The incident took place at Shastri Nagar Intermediate College ground, police said on Tuesday. The deceased, Adersh, had left his home around 11 am on Monday to go to a market. His family members started looking for him after he did not return. The minor’s body bearing bite marks was recovered late at night, the police said. His face and right arm were bitten off, the police said, adding that the boy appeared to have put up a fight.

Inspector, Kotwali, Ravi Rai said the boy was mentally unwell and a pack of dogs attacked and killed him. Further action was being taken after taking possession of the body, he added.

In another tragic incident, a 7-year-old boy died due to electrocution after coming in contact with a submersible pump inside the premises of a primary school on Monday, police said. The incident took place under Manauna police station in Mainpuri and the deceased was identified as Anshu Diwakar, son of Chhabiram Diwakar. The child was playing when he inadvertently touched a submersible pump. 

Enraged over the incident, villagers and the bereaved family members damaged the car of the school principal and protested against the district administration. Later, with the efforts of the circle officer and tehsildar, the police sent the body for autopsy.

Deputy Collector Gopal Sharma ordered an FIR against the school principal following a complaint by the victim’s family. Basic Education Officer Deepika Gupta also reached the spot and assured departmental action against anyone found guilty.

SP leader and former MLC from Karhal Arvind Pratap announced a financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for the victim’s family members.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old man was killed and his son grievously injured when a tractor-trolley rammed into their motorcycle in Mathura, police said on Tuesday. The accident occurred near Bichpuri police outpost under Raya police station when the victims were returning to Hathras from Mathura.

Their motorcycle was hit by a tractor-trolley which sped off soon afterwards, police said. Yogesh Kumar (60) died on the spot while his son Alok was admitted to a hospital where his condition was said to be critical, Raya police station in-charge Ajay Kishore said.

The tractor-trolley was loaded with hardware items. On the basis of a complaint by the deceased’s nephew Sanjay Sharma, a case was lodged against the unidentified tractor-trolley driver. The complainant said that the motorcycle was bought only on Sunday and his uncle was returning from Mathura in connection with a land deed.

In one more tragic incident in Shahjahanpur district, a man and his two were killed in a mishap while returning home from their workshop on Monday night. 

Additional Superintendent of Police Sudhir Jaiswal said on Tuesday that Intezar Khan (55) and his sons — Zulfikar (25) and Jarnain (18) — were returning home from their workshop opposite Rehan School on the National Highway in Kotwali police station area when an unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle. Some passersby rushed them  to a hospital where  doctors pronounced them dead upon arrival. Police registered a case against the unidentified driver and sent the bodies for autopsy.

In Muzaffarnagar, a Bolero rammed into a tree late on Monday night on the Budhana-Barot road after the driver fell asleep. Three people, including a woman, travelling in the car, died in the mishap. Two young sons of the deceased were also injured. Poonam Devi (50), wife of Jai Kumar of Jalalpur village in Titavi area, along with her sons Manoj (28) and Ankur (25) and relatives Vajis and Vinit (35), had gone to Pilkhawa village in Meerut for some work. When they were returning home, the driver fell asleep on Budhana-Baraut road and the vehicle ploughed into a tree. All the injured were  taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced Vajis, Vineet and Poonam Devi 'brought dead'.

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