Out of Control Monkeys – stealing mobile phones, sipping cokes

india monkeyIn north India, monkeys are creating havocs and forced the state government to form a panel to study the problem according to Assam’s wildlife minister, Rockybul Hussain.

“Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators,” Hiren Das told Assam state’s assembly. He said the primates were “even slapping women who try to chase them.”

“It is a cause of serious concern in my area, with more than 1,000 such simians turning aggressive by the day,” fumed Goneswar Das, another legislator representing Raha in eastern Assam. (Yahoo news)

In the news report it is told that the deputy mayor of Delhi died when he fell from his balcony after being attacked by monkeys last month. In another incident last week, around two dozen people were hurt after monkeys rampaged through a New Delhi neighbourhood.

Efforts to drive out the animals is complicated by the fact that devout Hindus view them as an incarnation of Hanuman, the monkey god who symbolises strength.

The photo shows monkeys cross the road in front of the Presidential Palace and government buildings in New Delhi, India (Phot0 – Times). Read more here.