Moscow, Mar 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia said Friday they were looking into the death of a boy thought to have been killed by wild dogs or wolves in Siberia.
The boy's body was found with numerous bites and his clothes torn into pieces near Lake Yessey in Evenkia district in Krasnoyarsk region late Thursday.
The body, discovered by the boy's mother, was surrounded by traces of animals which appeared to be from wolves or wild dogs, a police spokeswoman said Friday.
Yessey village head Gennady Maimaga said stray dogs which roam the area had previously attacked local residents.
"They actively breed in the forest and enter the village territory. There were previous cases when they had attacked people," Maimaga said.
Police are heading to Yessey for a preliminary inquiry into the death.
In January, a wolf cull was ordered in the neighbouring republic of Yakutia after wolves began attacking livestock.