A four-year-old boy in India died after he was attacked by a herd of pigs which then ate a part of his body.
V. Harshavardhan left his home in Saibabad, Hyderbad, at 4pm on Tuesday and went playing at an isolated area near his home.
The herd of untamed pigs dragged the boy into a dump where they killed then ate him. Police were called after his badly bitten body had been discovered.
Siadabad police station officer K Srinivas said:
‘A pack of pigs were loitering round the dump and attacked the kid on spotting him. The animals partially ate the body of the boy.’
Police were working to identify the body when the boy’s parents arrived.
He was taken to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.Harshavardhan lived in a hut in Singareni colony together with his parents who are out of labor due to coronavirus lockdown.
Neighbours had made repeated complaints to local authorities about the pigs but nothing was done to get rid of them from the area.
Harshavardhan’s death was the primary of its kind within the area, but his neighbours had complained that the pigs found their way back to their neighbourhood despite being shooed away.