A 12-day-old baby was killed by a monkey in Agra on Monday evening. The infant was found lying bruised and bitten on the terrace of a neighbour's house in the Mohalla Kachhera area after a monkey snatched him from his mother.
According to the family, Sunny's mother was feeding him when the monkey snatched the infant and ran away with him. The family members chased the monkey and later found the baby lying blood-soaked on a neighbour's terrace. The baby was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, the family members said. The family also took him to another hospital, but to no avail.
Residents said the monkeys loot, snatch and attack people, particularly women and children. However, according to eco-activist Shravan Kumar, the monkeys are turning aggressive as their natural habitats have been destroyed and the green cover is steadily shrinking.
"People do not dare to go to their terraces. Those who do have sealed their homes with iron mesh cages. You cannot leave your door open or sit in the sun," a resident of Vijay Nagar colony Seema Gupta said.