In a strange incident, a 70-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death by some monkeys in Tikri village in Baghpat. The incident has put the police in a fix as now the family members of the deceased has demanded the police to file an FIR against the monkeys.
The incident took place on October 17 in Tikri village in Baghpat.
Krishnapal Singh, the brother of the deceased has said in his complaint to the police that Brhampal, the deceased person, was collecting woods for a havan when 50-60 monkeys came fighting and some of them attacked by him. Singh alleged that bricks were thrown at his head and chest, and he succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
"We have submitted a written complaint against the monkeys, but the police is terming it as an accident," he said.
He said they will now meet senior officials and request them to initiate action in this regard.
However, Circle officer Ramala Rajiv Pratap Singh gave a different narrative to the news agency PTI and said that the deceased was sleeping near a pile of bricks when some monkeys jumped on the bricks. The pile of bricks collapsed and fell on Dharampal, leaving him injured. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed.
Giving a different narrative, Krishnapal Singh, the brother of the deceased, in his complaint has said that Dharampal was collecting woods for a havan when he was attacked by the monkeys.
Brhampal’s body has been sent for postmortem.
This comes close on the heels to Delhi Assembly’s decision to constitute a five-member committee to tackle the growing menace of dogs and monkeys in the state.
The Delhi Assembly took the decision in August after a number of MLAs raised the issue of growing numbers of stray dogs and monkeys in the streets of Delhi.
“They (dogs and monkeys) have attacked a number of people. This is a matter of concern. Though, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is responsible to look into this matter, they are not taking any steps in this regard. So we have formed this committee,” said AAP MLA Alka Lamba.
In 2007, Delhi’s Deputy Mayor SS Bajwa died after falling from the terrace of his house following an attack by monkeys.
(With Inputs From Agencies)