A newborn who was snatched by a monkey from his mother’s side in an Indian village has been found dead in a well near the house.

Police and forestry officials, assisted by 2000 locals, searched for the 15-day-old baby after he went missing on Saturday, according to  9 news.

“The baby was sleeping next to its mother when the monkey allegedly carried him away. He mother immediately raised cries for help but the creature fled with the baby and disappeared from her view,” police officer PC Pradhan said.

“We have registered a case of unnatural death and are getting an autopsy done. There are bruises on the child’s left hand. The baby might have slipped from the clutches of the monkey, and died after falling into the well.”

Angry villagers and family members staged protests outside the forestry department demanding measures to contain the growing monkey population in the region.

“There is a big monkey menace in the area. They snatch eatables from passers-by or troop into homes, open fridges and steal food items. Right at this time there are 20-25 monkeys sitting on the roof of my office,” Pradhan said.

RIP little one. Such a horribly tragedy.

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  • what a terrible tragedy, my heart goes out to the parents.


  • Such a tragedy. My sympathy to the family, other relatives and friends of the family.
    You certainly can’t anticipate something as bad as this happening. From memory monkeys spread diseases if they bite people too.
    Maybe the population is spreading into an area that is the monkeys’ natural habitat.


  • This is awful ! Poor baby, poor parents, siblings, family and friends.


  • How horrible for the family and community involved :(

    • The community would be on alert for sure.


  • Absolutely horrific for the poor baby and the family – the family must be suffering – truly sad and horrendous – every sympathy.


  • Poor little one. R.I.P.


  • So very sad for this family and the child.


  • Very sad news something should defenetly be done about this May this little angel rest in peace


  • How very sad.


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