Feral dogs in India
In a chilling replay of dogs attacking children in Bareilly, which has become a serious menace in the district, a 10-year-old was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs here on Sunday, police said.

The child, Mohd Kaif, was playing with his friend, 11-year-old Ayaan, in a park near his house in Gulistaan colony in Jalalabad kasba at 8am when the incident occurred. Residents said they heard the children shouting and rushed to their aid, but it was already too late. Kaif was killed on the spot while his Ayaan escaped with minor injuries.

Zeeshan Ali, a resident of the colony, said the dogs were from a nearby plywood factory. The residents of the colony protested outside the factory and blocked traffic, before police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

Speaking on the issue, Satyaveer Singh, station officer, Najibabad Kotwali police station, said, "We have investigated the incident and found that the dogs were not from the plywood factory. The family has not filed a complaint and the body has been buried."

Bareilly has seen a spate of dog attacks recently, with as many as five people being attacked in a span of 40 days earlier this year. On March 2, a pack of four dogs attacked a pregnant woman in Pareva village of Baheri on Sunday while she was working in the fields.