Four-year-old mauled to death by dogs in Puri

Kanha was declared brought dead at the Puri headquarters hospital.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Updated: December 2, 2016 9:27 am

A four-year-old boy, who was mauled by a pack of stray dogs while playing outside his home in Jagannath Colony area of Puri at around 10 am Thursday, died on way to hospital. Recalling the incident, Kanak Rout, mother of four-year-old Kanha, said, “He asked me for permission to fly kites. I was cooking and asked him to go to my sister. I found him lying unconscious when I went to look for him later. A few dogs were mauling him.”

The child’s aunt, Kaincha Swain, said, “He was with me and suddenly disappeared. A few minutes later I could hear his screams and found five-six dogs around him. While one was mauling his leg, another was attacking his hand. Two others were mauling his head. Another was on his neck.”

The dogs escaped when locals gathered on the spot.  Kanha was declared brought dead at the Puri headquarters hospital.  Jayant Sarangi, Puri Municipality Chairman, said the sterilisation of dogs would start soon.

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  1. M
    Dec 2, 2016 at 5:07 am
    You support humanism, so you must support culling of stray canines ? Support culling of canines ! Long live, long live ....
    1. G
      Dec 2, 2016 at 4:27 am
      Remember it is activists who have contributed to this menace. And let's not forget the role of the courts who have stopped these animal from being removed from our streets. Add to this the thousands who contract rabies every year and the uncounted who are bitten. Removal of stray animals is critical to safety, health and good hygiene.
      1. H
        Dec 2, 2016 at 2:39 am
        These animal activist must first subject their kids to stray Dog test and then make a hue and cry when they are done away
        1. N
          Dec 2, 2016 at 1:02 am
          Where are the animal lovers? Do they value life of a child less than that of stray dogs. I love dogs don't take me wrong. Dogs don't belong in the streets. Period. Save them in a sanctuary or at home. Remove them from the street.
          1. N
            Niladrinath Mohanty
            Dec 2, 2016 at 4:29 am
            Animal lover Maneka hi- any views?
            1. N
              Dec 2, 2016 at 4:49 am
              i am an animal lover, i am here. I am appalled that this has happened, but did anybody check why the dogs did that? Why dogs maul ppl or kids, why do they do? Is culling dogs a solution, or is changing our lifestyle and our cities a solution? Animals, are driven by instincts, and dogs who have been lived amongst humans for thousands of years have evolved, but as we have got overpoted, so have the dogs, and we have neglcted to build our cities, to ensure we accomodate them.. we have the responsiblity to see how we can design our cities and policies so that we can give them a chance to be what they have been for ages, our friends.
              1. P
                Dec 2, 2016 at 4:07 am
                Tomorrow's news today. I have proof, before turning into a stray dog, he was Modi's pet - Arvind Kejriwal.
                1. G
                  Dec 2, 2016 at 1:17 am
                  its shameful India a major Economy and Military and Science and Engineering Power is the laughing Stock of the world with the Animals roaming freely on the streets of our cities and looks and feels like you are in one of the most uncivilized part of the world .take these animals off the street and should be a safe zone for them some of them may have to be put to Death.High probability of these stray Dogs carrying rabies.
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