Russian cops are investigating after a mother whose 11-year-old son was torn apart by dogs after she went on a New Year drinking spree with a pal.
The mother of three including the boy who died had visited her friend who has a dog kennels in the town of Ivanteevka in the Moscow Oblast region on 31st of December and the incident happened on 2nd January.
The names of the mother and the children were not made public, only the boy who died has been identified only by his first name Maxim.
A press statement obtained by Newsflash released by officials from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on the Moscow region said that the mother and the owner of the kennel had left the children to feed the dogs.
The 11 year old had opened the door to one of the kennels, and was then attacked by dogs including Alabai, a massive breed also known as the Central Asian Shepherd Dog, and German Shepherds.
The Alabai traditionally used to protect livestock or as a guard dog is regarded as a band dog breed in Denmark.
Police said the boy who was not named suffered horrific injuries which included having his face torn off and they also tore off one of his hands.
When officers arrived, they found vodka bottles strewn over the floor of the house, and the mother so drunk that she still did not understand what had happened to her son.
It was not revealed whether the father was at the drinking session and what the relationship was between the woman and the owner of the kennels in the statement by Moscow police investigators.
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Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
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