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Sitapur | Thursday, May 17 2018 IST
Attack of stray dogs in Khairabad area continued on Thursday, as the canines attacked two girls in Khairampur village.

The canine menace toll has reached 13 in the district after a 10-year-old girl was killed on May 13.

According to reports, the stray dogs attacked Sonam (10) and Shivani (8), both sisters, when they were collecting mangoes from the grove on Thursday morning.

While Sonam was critically injured, Shivani saved herself by climbing a tree after receiving several bites of the dogs.

Both the sisters are admitted to the district hospital. District Magistrate Sheetal Verma and ASP Madhuban Singh also visited the hospital to know the condition of the girls.

On Wednesday too, the dogs have attacked an eight-year-old girl Shaireen in Bihariganj locality of Sitapur city.

On May 11, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself carried out an inspection of Khairabad region in Sitapur.

Mr Adityanath had directed the district officials, police and special team of the Forest department to conduct a joint operation to catch all the stray dogs. The police and the Forest department are using drones and night binoculars to spot and catch the feral dogs, however, they have failed to trace out these canines so far.

The Chief Minister has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the family, who lost their kid in the dog attack and Rs 25,000 to the injured. Mr Adityanath had met the family members of the victims during his visit.

''It is sad that families lost their children in these attacks. The government has asked the experts from IVRI, Bareilly and Mathura to suggest preventive steps, so that these incidents are not repeated,'' the Chief Minister had said.

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