Wolves have killed a man in a rural area in Mumbai and the dog has eaten the carcass, the police said on Friday.
A man in his 20s, identified as Sushil Kumar, was found with a fractured skull and injuries to his head and neck after he was attacked by a pack of wolves in his home in Chirangapur village in the western Maharashtra district of Kheda on Saturday evening, said Rakesh Kumar, commissioner of police, Bhopal.
A team of seven policemen and veterinary doctors was dispatched to the spot and a team of two wolves, who had been spotted nearby, were shot dead.
The man had been drinking tea and eating a meal of beef and vegetables in his bedroom, Kumar said.
He was taken to a hospital for medical tests.
The incident has prompted outrage among villagers and police officials, who have been protesting against the wolf menace.
The wolf menace in Maharashtra has been a contentious issue in the state, with several incidents reported in recent years.
Last year, police killed two wolves in Chinchwad district, where the killings took place, after villagers accused them of poaching.
The wolves were eventually shot dead by the police.