According to reports, the aggressive monkeys surrounded a mother, father, and their 4-month-old boy, while they were spending time together on the third-story rooftop of their terrace. When the Upadyay family attempted to retreat, one of the monkeys grabbed their small infant from the clutches of his father and threw him off of the terrace roof. The baby died instantly upon impact.

“One of [the monkeys] seemed to be leading the troop and grabbed my son,” said Mr. Upadyay.  “I screamed for help and then rushed down to find my son spattered in blood.”

While monkey attacks on human beings are considered rare in India, they do occur. A 5-year-old girl was recently mutilated to death when a group of Rhesus Macaques monkeys ripped off her skin. Another incident involving Rhesus Macaques monkeys ended with a family of five being pummelled to death by bricks two years ago. On the flip side, it is illegal for a person to kill a monkey in India because of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

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Source: The Sun