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6 year old killed by stray dogs

The Territorial Police in Sembabule has launched a search for the owner of a pack of dangerous dogs that attacked and killed a 6 year old boy.

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson identified the victim as Matovu Dan a resident of Kayunga “B” village, Manyama Parish, Mitete sub-county in Sembabule district.

It is said that the victim returned from Kyebongotoko School at around 4:30pm on Wednesday and was heading to the garden, where his mother was digging.

“It was very unfortunate that while on his way to the garden, he came across a pack of dangerous dogs which attacked and inflicted fatal injuries on him,” said Enanga in a statement.

Enanga added that the mother of the victim, who responded to the alarm, found when the dogs had already tore all the clothes of the victim and his body was covered with bite marks.

Enanga noted that upon further checking, the victim’s mother found his lower abdomen ripped, letting out part of the intestines and the victim died at the scene.

Enanga appealled to anyone within Mateete has information that can lead the police to the owner of the deadly dogs, which killed the victim to assist them.

“This case illustrates that dog owners need to understand, not only their responsibilities, but also the potential liability both criminal and civil. If a dog owner, cannot control, socialize, train and keep healthy his or her dog, there can be very serious consequences of causing death or injuries,” said Enanga in a statement.

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