Dogs rip boy apart, cops kill the vicious dogs, arrest owner


An eight year boy of Lusuka’s Ndeke Meanwood has been killed by dogs.

And police quickly swung into action to kill the dogs, arrest the owner and evacuate his family which almost got lynched by angry residents.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said Gift Phiri died after he was bitten by three dogs.

Ms Katongo said the owner of the dogs identified as Womba Samakayi opened the gate so that he could drive in, and in the process the dogs came out and attacked Gift who was walking on the road.

“The dogs have been shot dead by Police. Owner of dogs in custody, while the rest of his family members have been evacuated to safety as an incensed crowd threatened to cause damage to the property but officers quickly rushed there to save the situation,” she said.

The incidence happened yesterday July 14, 2019 around 12:50 hours.

Ms Katongo said an inquiry has been opened while the body of Gift is in Levy Mwanawasa Hospital mortuary.