In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old boy died in Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra today after being mauled by stray dogs. Source said that about 12 dogs attacked the boy for around two hours. The deceased has been identified as Niraj Yadav, who is a resident of Kene village near Bhiwandi. Following the incident, the boy was rushed to a private hospital from where he was referred to Thane civil hospital. Niraj succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital.