A 72-year-old man, hit ‘on the head, chest and legs, stoned to death by monkeys in India
A bunch of monkeys stoned a 72-year-old to death in Tikri village of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh when he went to collect firewood for his havan. According to the recent news from the police, it’s registered that Dharampal Singh was collecting pieces of dry wood when the monkeys rained bricks, which they got from a nearby dilapidated building, at him from the treetop.
The forest monkeys hit the old man on the head and chest, which made the man which slipped him into unconsciousness, the elderly man was later pronounced dead just as he was taken into the hospital. His family has lodged a formal complaint and named monkeys as accused in the case. Police, however, were in a fix over the issue and registered the matter in the case diary stating it to be an “accident”. The family is not convinced and they are now writing to higher authorities.
According to Krishnapal Singh, the deceased’s brother, “Monkeys threw more than 20 bricks at Dharampal on Thursday. He was hit on the head, chest and legs. Thrown from quite a height, the bricks were enough to kill him. These rogue monkeys are the real culprits and must pay for it. We have given a written complaint against monkeys but police don’t seem to be convinced enough to convert it into an FIR.”
As per villagers, monkeys in the area have made their lives hell and the entire local population is greatly inconvenienced. “The attack on Dharampal could be the worst case, but monkeys have made life difficult for villagers here and there doesn’t seem to be any solution in sight,” Bheema Kashyap, a local resident, said.
Deadly attacks by monkeys have been on rise throughout the country of India, although this doesn’t impose any scaring impact on Tourism, as the forest monkeys have to be considered as wild species, We advise all travelers on a Safari tour to be far away from any species as they can in turn be aggressive. As per wildlife experts, most of these attacks were launched by rhesus macaque monkeys.