Bhubaneswar, September 11 (LocalWire): Officials of the forest department have captured a male monkey from a village on the outskirts of the capital city after reports of an attack by the simians that killed a septuagenarian woman.
Haras Mishra (70) of Khaira-Gandapur village had succumbed to the injuries yesterday after being attacked by the monkey that inflicted multiple injuries on her.
The forest personnel had attempted to cage the monkey, but the animal had disappeared. The officials finally spotted it and used tranquilizing rubber bullets to tame the animal, city divisional forest officer Ashok Mishra said.
“Utmost care was taken to ensure that no harm is done while capturing the animal.
The monkey was later released in the wild in the Chandaka wildlife sanctuary close to the city,” he informed.
Similar attacks and menace are often reported from various parts of the state. In coastal districts, invariably all the villages are by and large hit by monkey-induced violence and vandalism.
Apart from launching an attack on humans, the itinerant animals ravage the crops and vegetable cultivation at regular intervals.
Experts point out that the monkeys found in these parts of the state are mostly leaf- and fruit-eating animals and the loss of tree cover due to cyclone Fani has triggered a food shortage for these animals.