A vicious monkey swiped a newborn baby from his breastfeeding mother’s arms and bit him to death in a shocking attack that came two days before a pack of simians killed a 58-year-old woman in the same Indian city.
The 12-day-old infant was in his mother’s arms inside their home in the city of Agra when the rhesus macaques suddenly barged in and grabbed the baby, the BBC reported.
Locals ran after the monkey until it finally dropped the severely injured tot on a neighbour’s roof, according to the report.
The baby, who was severely mauled, died of his injuries at a hospital. “The monkey bit the infant’s head and only dropped him when people chased it with sticks and threw stones at it,” Ajay Kaushal, the officer in charge at the nearby police station, told Reuters.
The family was devastated. “There are too many monkeys in the area,” the baby’s uncle Dhirendra Kumar told the BBC. “We live in fear. We have told the administration so many times to help us but they haven’t done anything. The mother of the baby is too distraught to even speak.”