Man, 72, Killed By A Group Of Aggressive "Rogue" Monkeys Throwing Bricks At Him From A Tree

Submitted by: trimble 1 month ago in News & Politics

The animals are a protected species so little can be done.

An excerpt from The Mirror: A man has been 'stoned to death' by a group of "rogue" monkeys who threw bricks at him from a tree, according to reports.

Dharampal Singh, 72, suffered head and chest injuries in the attack and was later pronounced dead in hospital.


Mr Singh was collecting pieces of dry wood when the group of monkeys launched their attack on Thursday.

It is believed the monkeys had armed themselves with bricks they had collected earlier from a run down building nearby in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh.

Villagers have repeatedly complained that aggressive monkeys in the area have made their lives hell, but the animals are a protected species so little can be done.

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

"Thrown from quite a height, the bricks were enough to kill him.

"These rogue monkeys are the real culprits and must pay for it."

Mr Singh's family has lodged a formal complaint and named monkeys as the accused but police insisted they cannot prosecute monkeys and have declared Mr Singh’s death was an accident.

Chitwan Singh, station officer at Doghat police station, said: "How can we register the case against monkeys?
There are 11 comments:
Male 2,758
  Next think you know there will be wolf riding, spear chucking baboons coming out of Africa.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27675-monkeys-cosy-alliance-with-wolves-looks-like-domestication/
 
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Male 45,690
NEVER call me 'Lancelot Link' again!

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Male 2,868
Looking at the bright side, it was better than death by monkey poo.
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Male 7,329
scheckydamon Not for the rest of us tho, think of the jokes!
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Male 18,342
This is deepest darkest semirural india, so I'd be surprised if the monkeys don't accidentally ingest rat poison.
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Male 7,329
Seems like those little monkeys are trying to get to the stone age.

We do not have room for two advanced species on this planet, they gotta go.
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Male 2,356
I don't know who's protecting them, but I would have shot the damn thing.

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Male 9,383
I suspect monkey's know when they are protected and can get away with anything. Trurns them into utter arseholes.

Thank god people aren't like that.
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Male 13,429
LordJim uh... it's happening.
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Male 942
LordJim My sarcasm detector just detonated in an orange mushroom cloud.
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Male 2,239
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