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On Tuesday, 12 July, an 82-year-old woman was mauled to death by her pet dog, a pit bull, in Lucknow. The woman, identified as Sushila Tripathi, was a resident of the Qaiserbagh area of Lucknow. She was attacked by her dog when she was on the roof of her house on Tuesday morning, the police said.
She was found in a pool of blood by the domestic help, who then informed her son, police added.
"I had gone to work. When I came to know about this, I came home but by then the incident had already happened with my mother," said Amit, the woman's son, as quoted by news agency ANI.
After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the woman was pronounced dead by the doctors. Her body was then sent for post-mortem, police added.
"Sushila Tripathi, 82, of Bengali Tola locality was attacked by her pet dog. Her body was recovered and sent for post mortem examination. We are coordinating with the officials of Lucknow Municipal Corporation regarding the incident," said Yogesh Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Qaiserbagh.
On Thursday, 14 July, the dog was taken away by the municipal corporation of the city. The pit bull owner Amit dropped the dog himself in the van.
The deceased woman was a retired schoolteacher who lived with her younger son and two pet dogs.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)
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