Paris, Nov 20 : A pregnant woman was killed by dogs in a forest in northern France where a hunt with hounds was taking place, said a media report quoting investigators.
The body of Elisa Pilarski, 29, who was walking her dogs at the time of the tragedy, was found near the town of Villers-CotterÃªts, BBC reported. She was six-month pregnant.
She had died with “several dog bites to the upper and lower limbs and the head,” prosecutor FrÃ©dÃ©ric Trinh said.
Police said tests were being carried out on 93 dogs to determine which animals were involved in the attack. These included five dogs owned by the deceased.
A manslaughter investigation had been initiated.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Ms Pilarski was walking in Retz forest, about 80 km north-east of Paris on Saturday (local time) when she phoned her partner Christophe to inform him that she feared an attack by a pack of dogs.
He went to the forest only to find her body, reportedly after following the distressed cries of at least one of her dogs.