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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