An eight-month-old girl was mauled to death and her two-year-old sister was grievously injured by a pack of stray dogs in Faridkot’s Beer Bholuwala village Saturday.
The incident took place when their parents, both migrant labourers, were transplanting paddy in a field while they were playing nearby.
Shambhu, the girls’ father, said Radha and Komal were sitting under a tree near the fields when a pack of stray dogs came running and attacked them. On hearing their cries, they rushed towards them. Till then, village panchayat member Raunki Singh also reached the spot and tried to save the girls from the dogs. However, Radha was already injured quite badly.
Both were rushed Faridkot Civil Hospital but Radha was declared dead on arrival. Komal had sustained multiple injuries on his face and was referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot.
Doctors at the Civil Hospital said Radha had died due to multiple injuries and Komal was in critical condition.