India: Woman mauled to death by stray dogs in Madhya Pradesh

Some passersby spotted the canines eating the body and informed villagers and the police, says victim’s relative


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Published: Sat 29 Apr 2023, 6:57 PM

Last updated: Sat 29 Apr 2023, 7:00 PM

A 55-year-old woman was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs at a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district on Saturday, police said. The incident took place at Mundrai village under Kanhiwada police station limits, around 20km from the district headquarters, an official said.

“A post-mortem conducted on the woman’s body revealed that she had sustained deep wounds from animal bites. The doctor who conducted the procedure has said that the woman may have died due to dog bites. No other injury marks were found on the body,” Kanhilwada police station in-charge Monis Singh Bais said.

The picture will become clearer once the forensic report arrives, he said.

According to the victim’s relative, a pack of stray dogs was around a tree when the woman was heading towards a field at around 7am on Saturday.

Later, some passersby spotted the dogs eating the body and informed villagers and the Kanhiwada police, he said.

Forest officials were also informed about the violent attack on the woman.

Seoni’s sub-divisional officer of forest Yogesh Patel told PTI that the manner in which the woman's flesh had been eaten, it didn’t appear to be an attack by wild animals.

There is no forest in the 5km radius from the spot of the incident, he said.

Meanwhile, some villagers have alleged that the Seoni Municipal Council caught stray dogs in the city and released them near the village.

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