India: Aggressive monkeys abduct human babies, kill adults

Tourists to India love seeing the monkeys, but the reality for locals means children and adults die amid calls to unprotect them.

India is well known by tourists who love to see the many monkeys. However, the monkeys become aggressive and have been known to abduct and even kill human infants. According to the BBC, after a recent incident that resulted in the death of a baby, people are fed up. Reuters quoted Shravan Kumar Singh, who said that angry people want to see environmental protection [VIDEO] lifted from the monkeys. The horror and heartbreak happened on more than several occasions when monkeys attacked human babies in India. The monkeys don't only kill kids, as a woman was attacked and she died this month as well.

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Monkey kills newborn in Agra, India - November 2018

The most recent attack by a monkey resulted in the death of a newborn baby. BBC reported that in Agra, India, a monkey entered the home where a woman was breastfeeding her baby. Snatching the baby away, the moneky bit the baby boy, climbed the roof and threw the baby away. Later, the child died in hospital. The news outlet said a relative complained that "monkey attacks in the area are growing more frequent."

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Police hunt for baby-snatching monkey in April, 2018

In April, police carried out a search to apprehend a monkey who snatched a child from another home. The mother witnessed the incident and a search revealed the body of the child the next day. It had been tossed down a well. BBC wrote, the chld apparently died "of asphyxia due to drowning." You can see in the video below how aggressive monkeys in India can be.

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Monkeys kill a woman in Agra, India

Just days after the newborn baby was snatched and killed, 9 News AU reported that monkeys killed Bhoomi Devi, 58. Accordign to the report, she stepped out of her house and as attacked by a group of monkeys on Wednesday. The Thok Mohalla, Agra resident later died of her injures.

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Elderly man dies after monkeys stone him 250km (155 miles) north of Agra

In October, an elderly man who lived 155 miles north of Agra died after a monkey attack. Nine News AU noted that Dharampal Singh, 72, was collecting firewood in Baghpat. The monkeys started throwing bricks at him which came from a "dilapidated building." Hit on the head and chest, he later died.

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People call for authorites to do something

Monkeys in India - not just Agra - are such a problem that there have been calls for environmental protection to be lifted. The monkey issue has even reached into electioneering and politics. Economic Times India, note that there is even talk of capturing them and giving them complete vasectomies. That, however, may not be practical given the numbers of them.

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