Man ‘Stoned To Death’ By Monkeys in UP; Family Wants FIR

Frederick Owens
October 23, 2018

In one of the most weird deaths, a 72-year-old man has been attacked by a group of monkeys which stoned him to death.

Police were ready to put the death down as a tragic accident and move on.

The incident was the latest in a string of violent behaviour from monkeys which has led Mr Singh's fellow villagers in the north Indian state, which is home to the Taj Mahal, to complain to police.

Mr Singh's brother Krishnapal told The Times of India: 'Monkeys threw more than 20 bricks at Dharampal on Thursday.

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A 72-year-old man was stoned to death by a troop of monkeys in India on Thursday (Oct 18), resulting in a tussle between the family and the police over who to name as the accused in the case. He was hit on the head, chest and legs.

The family now wants the police to file an FIR against the monkeys for killing Dharampal. "These rogue monkeys are the real culprits and must pay for it", he added. Chitwan Singh, station officer of Doghat police station, said, "How can we register the case against monkeys?" 'This will make us a laughing stock'. "The attack on Dharampal could be the worst case, but monkeys have made life hard for villagers here and there doesn't seem to be any solution in sight", Bheema Kashyap, a local resident, said.

Although this might seem like a one-off, very unfortunate accident, apparently there's been a rise in deadly monkey attacks across the country. As per wildlife experts, most of these attacks were launched by rhesus macaque monkeys.

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