Woman, 59, bleeds to death after being attacked by MONKEYS days after a newborn was snatched and killed in the same Indian city
A 59-year-old woman has been bitten to death by monkeys just days after a newborn was snatched and killed in the same Indian city.
Sanjul Pandey went into a field near her home in the city of Agra to relieve herself when she was attacked and killed at around 11.30pm on Monday.
Relatives found her collapsed from her injuries and rushed her to a nearby medical clinic where she bled to death shortly after.
Locals reported the attack to police the following evening, causing outcry in the city.
Monkeys are a protected species in India under the Wildlife Protection Act, meaning they cannot be moved from their habitat, sterilised or killed.
Activists are calling for the animals to be moved to a sanctuary and for funds to be raised to pay for a sterilisation programme and to compensate victims.
Pandey died days after a 12-day-old baby was bitten to death by another monkey.
Mother Neha had been breastfeeding her 12-day-old son Arush when the animal came into her home on the outskirts of Agra on Monday, the Times of India reports.
The victim's father Yogesh, an auto-rickshaw driver, told the newspaper that they chased the monkey.
The animal eventually left the baby on a neighbour's roof – but by then, it was too late.
'The main door of the house was open, and my wife was breastfeeding out son, suddenly a monkey barged inside our house and grabbed the child by his neck,' Yogesh told the Times of India.
'Before Neha could understand anything, the monkey took away our son.
'After a chase, the monkey left our son on a neighbour's roof but it was too late, Arush was heavily bleeding and had no pulse.'
They took the baby to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead, the father added.
Dhirendra Kumar, the baby's uncle, told the BBC: "There are too many monkeys in the area. We live in fear.
We have told the administration so many times to help us but they haven't done anything. The mother of the baby is too distraught to even speak.'
The infant was the couple's only child. They have been married for two years.
Local residents reported the same monkey had tried to attack a 14-year-old girl around 15 minutes before snatching Arush.
Police officer Atbir Singh told the Times that the baby sustained grave injuries to its skull and neck.
He also said another infant had been attacked by a monkey in the area two months ago. That baby survived but remains in hospital.
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Nate, London, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
My friend said a monkey came into her room in India and she was so afraid. The monkey was looking around for things to take. A newborn now this poor lady. A cull is in order they are very scary and this will occur more if the govt doesnt take action.
Bemused Bystander, Nice Place, Australia, 12 hours ago
Time to cull the monkey population.
Burridgezidane, Fareham, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Daily mail are really getting into the monkey kills Indian villager stories at the moment.
wooooops, up north, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Well just back from India and saw 100 s of monkeys non of which looked as rough as this one don't know where the pic was taken. They dont bother people who leave them alone!
Brett1123, timbuktu, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
The monkeys need to be taken down a peg or two, getting a bit cocky, they need to get them fearing mankind a little bit
The truth warrior, Northwest, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Kill the killer monkeys. Have a purge and teach them a lesson
SuzieSeaweed, Tofino, Canada, 13 hours ago
Another dead monkey.
HeavenstoBetsy, London, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Very sad. But these monkeys are tiny. Being a 200lb+ muscular human I reckon I could crush their necks in one hand. Or dash against a wall. How come they're such a threat? Don't get it. Now a chimp would be a danger. But they're much much larger.
soju, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
You'll get people who believe animals can do no wrong and blame whatever incident entirely on humans. Animals can be plain vicious at times, it isn't always down to food or territory either. Monkeys are some of the worst for it.
Liliane, Berne, 14 hours ago
Should have a roster of the crimes men did in that place in the same period of time.
Zagsagogo, USA, United States, 15 hours ago
It's time to cull the herd when the herd starts attacking and killing people.
MikeM, Clovis CA, United States, 15 hours ago
Time to take out some monkeys. This kind of animal is not to be associated with human civilization.
She Sells Seashells, Here And There, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
We went to Kenya a few years ago and I was really excited about the monkeys...until I got trapped on the balcony by a particularly nasty looking one and my partner had to scare it off before I could get back in the room. They are terrifying creatures!
Sugarmouse3330, Peterborough, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
The poor monkeys are often abused , starving and if people go on their territory' then they do get nasty. India has plenty of money yet choose to let the poor suffer ,
Red Mist, Manchester UK, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
They should start a culling program. These nasty monkeys have bred so much, they are everywhere, stealing food and now killing people.
Tarpman, Manchester, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
Why on earth with the money we send to India is there no indoor sanitation.
Mick Massey, Lubden, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
really the monkeys did it?
Celine369, London, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
How awful, I find them fascinating to watch, but will keep my distance now.
JH VLC, Valencia, Spain, 17 hours ago
These monkeys are the relatives of the local politicians and hence enjoy the freedom and impunity. Shoot them...
Vicfalls, Durban, South Africa, 17 hours ago
These are wild animals and should be treated as such, attacking people is a serious concern they need to be controlled
JoeyF, up north, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
hope she get well soon!
Johann Coetzeer, Lagos, Togo, 17 hours ago
Is it me or is it DM cannot find anything positive about India?
My Pointless Views, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
It's as dangerous as walking the streets of London...........
ImeanwhatIsay, Shangri-la, United States, 18 hours ago
India should deal with two most important things now - rapists and monkeys ...
Tim, london, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
A few weeks back in India, these same monkeys pelted a man with bricks.
Yoshimura Maroko, Los Angeles, United States, 18 hours ago
I can fix that
Am3y, Hyderabad, India, 18 hours ago
Instead the govt. and people should focus on protecting the habitats of animals so they get food n water n won't stray and do such horrific things
Breibart, Under a rock, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Surely as humans we need to show these monkeys who's in charge.
No offence but, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
Perhaps the government hel people to install indoor WC's would help
sah1, Toronto, Canada, 19 hours ago
Isn't the monkey sacred in Hinduism? The manifestation of a god, if I'm not mistake?. That's probably why the authorities don't want to do anything to counteract this, even with so many fatal cases being reported.
rising son, George Town, Malaysia, 19 hours ago
Never smile at a monkey, that facial expression is perceived as a threat.
Norma, Tauranga, 20 hours ago
We were in Mumbai recently and visited Elephanta Island and the monkeys there were very aggressive. Stealing food from people and showing their teeth as you walk by. Very scary. It wasn't helped by people feeding them.
Racerrik, Somehwere, Wallis And Futuna, 20 hours ago
They have to start shooting those things- they're like roaches and rats at the same time
Filly, Bury, 20 hours ago
Please could I ask whether the monkeys territory is being invaded by humans ?
Reeba, Yorkshire , United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
Too many humans are encroaching into animal territory.
saladme, Manchester, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
Time these vicious monkeys were exterminated. Killing a newborn is unforgivable.
Aj-, London, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
Nature's fighting back!