Aligarh: In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old retired doctor was mauled to death by a pack of six-seven stray dogs while he was out for a morning walk on the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus on Sunday. The video of the horrifying incident went viral on social media.
The deceased, who had worked with UNICEF and was a resident of a locality adjoining the campus, was on a morning walk in a garden at around 6:00-6:30 Am at the Sir Syed Museum when the stray dogs barked at him and attacked him, the police said.
SP Kuldeep Singh Gunawat said that a police team rushed to the spot, but by then the victim had died. He said the body had been sent for post-mortem and further action will follow.
The incident was recorded in a CCTV camera, a video clip of which surfaced on social media. In the video, it could be seen that the victim was attacked by a pack of dogs, who dragged him across the park through his canines before he succumbed to his injuries.
According to a media report in OpIndia, a police field unit along with a dog squad reached the spot after getting information about the incident that a dead body was found on the AMU campus at around 7:30 AM.
Posting a video byte on Twitter, SP Gunawat said, “Upon analyzing the CCTV footage of the incident, it was found that a group of dogs attacked the victim while he was roaming around, following the attack, the victim fell on the ground and possibly died due to the continuous attack by the dogs.”
However, there was no immediate response from the university regarding the incident.
A Twitter user sharing the incident said, “AMU students said that in the last 10 days, several appeals were made to the Director by the Municipal Corporation to catch stray dogs, but the AMU administration and the Director of RCA did not pay any heed to the complaint. A doctor died due to the negligence of the administration!”