Ranchi, Jan 8 : A 12-year-old girl was killed when a group of dogs attacked her while she had gone to relieve herself in an open field in Jharkhand, police said on Monday.

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The incident took place on Sunday night at Bhagwatidih village, Koderma district.

According to the police, the victim tried her best to escape but was overpowered by the canines. Her parents were informed by other children who had gone to field.

The incident comes after Koderma was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), but a large majority still go out in the open and many villages are yet to get their toilet facilities, according to villagers.