In what can be said as a weird and brutally criminal act against an animal a Monkey was hanged to death. Yes, the monkey was hanged from a tree as he entered the house. The news has come from the Khammam district of Telangana. The incident is said to have taken place on 26th June.
The accused hanged the monkey to scare away other monkeys and simians (monkeys and other primates like apes). The incident came to life when a video of the primate being hanged using a rope went viral. “The accused wanted to scare other monkeys by hanging the one which was caught. We found the carcass in a decomposed state. The accused are being booked under the Wildlife Protection Act“, said the Forest department officials.
It is said that people of Sathupalli and surrounding areas are suffering from monkey menace. The locals complain that simians raid the orchards giving them sleepless nights. To scare them away this brutal step was taken. However, the problem of locals is genuine but the method adopted is something which is not acceptable. They might have called for the help of the forest department.
The Sathupalli forest range has a good variety of edible wild fruit species to enhance the food base of monkeys and other wild animals. They shift in this region as a result of the food sufficiency explained by the forest officials.