Monkeys kill twice in a day in India: Woman, 60, and man, 20, die after being chased by angry primates in separate attacks in neighbouring villages
Packs of monkeys killled twice in 24 hours in India after a 60-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were chased by the furious primates in two nearby villages.
The mother-of-seven was standing on her open terrace and plunged to her death on Friday in the Kathail village in Chandausi in the densely populated north of India.
The woman named locally as Launshree was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival.
Launshree had been cooking food on the veranda before the wild hoard set upon her and as she sought to bat them away stumbled off the edge.
Her catastrophic injuries were such that she stood no chance of survival, the Times of India reported.
Her husband Asharfilal said that blood was streaming from her body after the impact.
Just a few miles away Rakesh, 20, died of his injuries after he too was set upon by a vicious posse of the monkeys in the Maulagarth village.
Rakesh was also perilously close to the edge of his roof when a troop of the deadly primates went after him.
Locals said the phenomenon was a new one but that in recent years the numbers of monkeys has soared.
They have complained to the administration of the province, who told the Times: 'We will soon write to the forest department asking them to make arrangements for capturing monkeys.'
ciarri18, Paris, France, 5 days ago
The problem is that their natural habitat is disappearing. They are forced to live in urban areas leading to problems
Mikeisright, Belfast, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
And we are comfortable country not troubled by strong and brazen wild animals just view monkeys as cute creatures that have more right to exist than the humans they terrorise
null, 5 days ago
It's not a primate problem. It's a problem of humans overpopulating the earth and taking territory that has belonged to wildlife since the dawn of time.
Teresa, BRIDGEND, 5 days ago
And how many monkeys are killed by humans??
Dornröschen, Bluetown, Greenland, 5 days ago
I bet the monkeys complained of a soaring humans problem.
johndrake, dublin, Ireland, 5 days ago
and the awful torture these creatures endure in labs
myrtle_cottage, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
The monkeys were after the food and the poor woman's living conditions contributed to the fall.
mattyglasgow, glasgow, 5 days ago
Nothing a good gun won't sort out the next time they come calling.
salfordred, Manchester, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
So they both fell to their deaths.
Miranda, Scotland, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
They are either copying humans or wildlife is getting its own back after thousands of years of abuse.
Peloquinn, Truro, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
The monkeys didn't kill them. They both fell from rooftops after being scared by the monkeys.
Thelma50, Dundee, 5 days ago
They were being attacked!
OMGwerhgsgts, Somewhere, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
So these people had unsafe terraces without railings, and fell off. Hardly the monkeys fault, more a Health & Safety issue.
Max_, Any City, United States, 5 days ago
Being attacked had nothing to do with it... they would have fell anyway... is that what you are saying?
Unimum, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
Soaring human problem more like!
MackemNotGeordie, Sunderland, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
So not actually killed by the monkees then ? Just accidents.