Saharanpur,UP: In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old woman was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs outside a village here, police said.
The incident occurred at Lakhnauti village where the woman, identified as Baladevi, was employed as a sanitation worker.
Yesterday, after collecting garbage from the village, she went outside the hamlet to dump it. There a pack of stray dogs attacked her, leading to profuse bleeding, said Senior Superintendent of Police Bablu Kumar.
Since it was afternoon there was nobody around and even as the woman tried to resist the pack overpowered her, he said.
After some time when some passersby witnessed the vicious scene, they alerted the police and other locals. Baladevi was soon rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead, the SSP said.
The body has been sent for post-mortem, Kumar said, adding the incident has created sensation in the area.
He said the municipality has been issued necessary directions to ensure safety of the people in the area from stray dogs.
Notably, stray dogs have earlier also made passersby and children their prey. But this is the first time that canines have mauled any person to death here.