The name of the deceased or her family has not been released.
A four-day-old infant has been killed by a family pet dog. The police in Arkansas disclosed that the newborn baby died from injuries that she sustained when she was attacked by the family dog.
The tragic incident happened in Cave Springs, a city in Benton County, Arkansas, U.S.
Cave Springs Police, Lt. Keith Lawson said the 4-day-old baby girl was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Springdale following an incident that happened at approximately 12:20pm on Wednesday, according to KFTA.
The child was then flown to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.
“Based on the statements of witnesses and the opinions of medical professionals, it was determined that the fatal injuries were inflicted on the child by the family dog,” Lawson said.
Cave Springs is located roughly 200 miles northwest of Little Rock, the state’s capital.
The dog, a 3-year-old Siberian Husky, was subsequently euthanized in accordance with state law, according to Gray News.
Cave Springs police are continuing to investigate the death, though they do not suspect any members of the family of wrongdoing, they said.