"According to corporation statistics, this year three people have died due to rabies while 25 deaths were reported in the past two years."
New Delhi, June 27 - A two-month-old baby died after she was mauled by a stray dog in her home here, police said Friday.

The baby - Sagun - was lying on a bed when a stray dog entered her room on the third floor of the house in central Delhi's Nabi Karim area at about 9.30 p.m. Thursday and attacked her head, a police officer said.

Nabi Karim comes under the jurisdiction of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation that says there are about 1.5 lakh dogs in its area.

At the time of the incident, the baby's family members were not present in the room, the police officer said.

A neighbour saw the dog attacking the baby and raised an alarm. By the time the victim's parents reached, the baby had succumbed to her injuries, the officer added.

Meanwhile, angry neighbours killed the dog.

When contacted, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation officials were unaware of the incident.

A plan for opening dog sterilisation centre is pending due to several hurdles, including no clearance for land, said a corporation official.

According to corporation statistics, this year three people have died due to rabies while 25 deaths were reported in the past two years.

The corporation is running a drive under whihc as many as 9,448 stray dogs have been sterilised from July 2012 to February 2014.


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