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Woman dies in bid to escape from monkey attack

Woman dies in bid to escape from monkey attack Sangareddy(Telangana), Feb 26: A 80-year-old woman died in an attempt to escape from an attack by monkeys in Siddipet district of Telangana, a police official said Tuesday. V Bhadravva (80) was sitting in front of her house in Pandilla village in the district Monday evening when the animals attacked her, said assistant commissioner of policeMahender Reddy.

The panicked woman ran, and she fell into a roadside pit and sustained head injuries. She died before she could reach the hospital, he said Village head T Ramesh said the biggest problem the village has been facing was the monkey menace. The animals have a free run and the residents can’t move about without difficulty, he said. He claimed there were about 1,000 monkeys in and around the village; they attack the houses and the people.

The village sarpanch has requested the forest department to end the monkey menace and said a special meeting of the panchayat would be convened to discuss the issue.

Date: 26 Feb 2019
Source: https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/national/396172-woman-dies-in-bid-to-escape-from-monkey-attack