Police declare monkeys wanted for stoning man to death

Cheryl Sanders
October 23, 2018

The officer went on to explain that the police had investigated the incident and that an autopsy on the man was also performed.

A troop of monkeys that stoned a man to death in northern India have presented police with a conundrum, as the victim's relatives seek criminal charges against the "culprits".

Dharampal Singh was collecting pieces of wood for a fire in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh when bricks were thrown at him by the monkeys, said police. However, as Sky News reports, villagers have complained before to no avail.

The deceased's brother, however, in his complaint has said that Dharampal was collecting woods for a havan when he was attacked by the monkeys.

According to Krishnapal Singh, the brother of deceased Dharampal Singh, a group of around 50-60 monkeys attacked his brother on October 17 while he was out to run an errand.

Reports by Times of India indicated the monkeys which were seated on a tree threw 20 stones at the elderly man, leaving him with injuries on the head, chest and legs. The family of the deceased have filed a formal police complaint naming the animals. "This will make us a laughingstock", Chitwan Singh of Doghat police said in response. Although it's not known which breed are the ones who killed Singh, wildlife experts say that rhesus macaques are usually to blame.

Back in 2007, the deputy mayor of India's capital of Delhi, SS Bajwa, died after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys and falling from a first floor balcony.

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