SITAPUR, Uttar Pradesh state, India In continuing incidents of attacks by stray dogs here, a canine mauled a woman and a six-year-old boy in Fatehpur village following which it was killed by locals, officials said today.

Yesterday, the dog attacked Usha (45) when she was in her house under Kotwali Police Station area and then entered a nearby residence where it attacked Akash (6), they said.

The villagers promptly rescued them and killed the stray, they added.

Nodal Officer Veterinary Services Aditya Kumar said the dog’s carcass was sent for postmortem and further examination.

The two injured were admitted to district hospital for treatment, Kumar said.

Around 22 villages in Khairabad block of the district were affected by attacks by feral dogs.

The attacks had claimed 14 lives since November 2017 and left over a dozen injured in the district.

The district administration had advised residents against allowing children to venture out alone to mango orchards, since it is where most of the attacks took place.

Source: Nam News Network