5-year-old girl mauled to death by stray dogs in Bathinda; kin suspect foul play

Police probe on, post-mortem report awaited

5-year-old girl mauled to death by stray dogs in Bathinda; kin suspect foul play

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Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, March 2

A five-year-old girl was mauled to death by stray dogs at a labourers’ colony in Bathinda on Monday night.

The girl was playing outside her hut when she was suddenly attacked by a pack of stray dogs and was badly bitten by them. Dogs dragged her to the bushes near the colony. She suffered bruises all over the body.

The girl has been identified as Aditi Sarkar, daughter of a labourer from West Bengal.

A bloodied girl was admitted to the Emergency Ward of the Civil Hospital late night, where she died.

On the other hand, her parents alleged that the girl has been murdered and the case should be probed thoroughly.

On Tuesday morning, the board of doctors conducted a post-mortem and handed over the body to her family members.

SI Beant Singh of Sadar Bathinda police station said in the

primary investigation it seems to be a case of attack by dogs. However, the allegations made by the family are also being investigated, he added. The exact cause of the death will be known only after the post-mortem report arrives. If anything emerges in the report, the police will take action on the basis of that.

Shyamal Sarkar, the father of the deceased, has alleged that her daughter did not go out of the house after seven in the evening. She must have been abducted and killed by a person living nearby, he alleged, adding two-four days ago there was a quarrel with a labourer who worked with him. Sarkar has demanded a fair investigation into the matter.

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