Srinagar: Stray dogs mauled two school girls in a central Kashmir village on Monday, spreading panic in the area.
Reports said the two girls studying in Government Primary School Kanihama, Narabal were about to enter into the school premises when they were attacked by a pack of stray dogs.
The injured girls, both Class 4 students and identified as Neelofar Jan and Iqra Jan, were rushed to sub-district hospital for treatment. Both of them had suffered head injuries.
Headmaster of the school, Mohammad Majid, told a news agency CNS that a local businessman has some pet dogs while a pack of stray dogs always hound near his gate adjacent to the school.
“These dogs always bark at little schoolchildren and sometimes attack them,” Majid said, adding that over 100 strays dogs are present in the village hampering the movement of people especially schoolchildren.