It is common to hear monkeys often create problems or become a menace for people in certain areas or cities. They steal things or attack people in the streets and even at residence. But have you ever heard anyone being stoned to death by monkeys? Well, in a probably first of its kind, a 72-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death by a troop of monkeys in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district on October 17. The incident, which happened in Tikri village, has now left the police in a fix.
According to police, the man, identified as Dharampal Singh, was sleeping near a pile of bricks when a troop of monkeys jumped on the bricks. The bricks collapsed and fell on Dharampal leaving him injured.
However, the deceased’s brother has reportedly said that the incident happened when the man had gone to collect woods for a havan where he was attacked with bricks on the head and chest by the monkeys because of which he was seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
But what is interesting in this bizarre incident is the family wants the police to file an FIR against the monkeys for killing Dharampal.
It seemed that when the police registered the case as an accident, the family was not happy and demanded intervention by higher authorities in the case.
But imagine, how can police register the case against monkeys. Is this a logical demand? What can they do even if they filed an FIR against them? Yes, even though the incident and the death of the man was unfortunate, the demand on the police to register the case against the monkeys is indeed illogical.
Meanwhile, it is said that rogue monkeys have become a menace in Uttar Pradesh.