Monkey Menace: Two People Killed In Agra On Same Day; Monkey Population Reaches 50,000

In India, monkeys are often revered by most. Yet, there has been a growing intolerance towards the furry-tailed creature. Recently, there have been instances of monkeys attacking and killing humans in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra and Meerut.

On November 12, a 59-year-old woman in Kagraul area of Agra died after she was attacked by a bunch of monkeys. At 11:30 pm at night on Monday, Bhuran Devi had gone to a nearby field to relieve herself. A bunch of monkeys attacked her and then gnawed and clawed her. They did not leave her until she was on the ground and unable to move because of her injuries.

The victim was taken to a private hospital but did not survive treatment. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman suffered severe injuries after she was bitten by the monkeys, leaving her bleeding profusely. As the victim did not get proper medical attention, she succumbed to her injuries during treatment at the private clinic,” Sanjul Pandey, station house officer of Kagraul said.

12-day-old baby killed by monkeys   

On November 12, a 12-day-old baby was snatched away from his mother’s lap by a monkey and it left the baby severely injured on the neighbour’s terrace in the outskirts of Agra city in Kachhara area.

The mother was feeding the infant in the evening when the incident took place. The monkey snatched the baby from her and before she could react, the baby was already dangling in the monkey’s clutch. The monkey took the baby away to the rooftop. Family members tried to lure the monkey with eatables. When a neighbour tried to reach the monkey, it clawed and bit the baby’s neck. Eventually, leaving the bleeding child on the terrace, the monkey vanished.

The baby was immediately taken to a hospital but was declared brought dead.