Stray dogs on a street in Bangalore. Photo by iStock.

The local government in Bangalore in southern India’s Karnataka state will take action to identify stray dogs in the city after an 11-year-old boy was mauled and killed by a pack of strays last week.

Praveen was a sixth-grade student heading home from school when 10 stray dogs attacked him near Vibhutipura, Bangalore, on August 29. He was taken to a hospital immediately but succumbed to his wounds on Saturday, The Hindu reported.

The incident caused outrage in Bangalore. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the administrative body in Bangalore, asked for a report from relevant officers about measures to be taken against the stray dog epidemic.

On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, who is also the city’s development minister, called an urgent meeting with local officials to decide on measures to tackle the stray-dog problem.

Sampath Raj, the mayor of Bangalore, blamed street vendors for throwing away non-vegetarian products, such as kebabs, which became food sources for stray dogs on the street, The New Indian Express  reported.

In August 2017, a woman was attacked by a dozen strays in MS Ramaiah Nagar, Bangalore, media reported.

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