A three-year-old boy was mauled to death by stray dogs in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, a civic official said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Friday morning when a pack of five dogs attacked Ayush Prajapati when he was playing near his house in Mangalgate area of the city.
Prajapati, who was severely injured in the incident, was rescued by his parents and neighbours, and was rushed to the civil hospital, the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) official said.
However, the boy died when he was being shifted to the Sassoon government hospital in Pune, at around 4 PM, he said.
The AMC has announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh to the family of the deceased boy.
A probe has been ordered into the growing menace of stray dogs in the city.