CUTTACK — A 16-day-old newborn was snatched by a monkey while he was sleeping in his house in India’s Talabasta village of Banki block in Cuttack district on Saturday.
Forest department officials and fire services personnel have launched a massive rescue operation in the area to trace the child, Times of India reported, however, they are yet to find any clue about the baby.
Nayak’s wife, who was doing some household work nearby, saw the monkey lifting her baby but before she could do something the animal had fled. She raised alarm following which family members and villagers rushed to the spot to trace the monkey.
Forest officials said Rama Krushna Nayak was sleeping on the verandah of his house with his 16-day-old baby boy when suddenly a monkey entered the house at around 6 am,the monkey then lifted the baby and fled.
30 forest department personnel in three teams led by Sangram Keshari Mohanty, the ranger of the Damapada Forest Range, are combing the nearby forest along with the villagers.
A few days ago, several persons were injured in attacks by monkeys in the area. Locals alleged inaction on the part of the forest department despite repeated complaints in this regard.Follow @gorkhapost
Angry mob kill over 300 crocs in revenge after one of them kill villager in Indonesia
JAKARTA — A mob of angry villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua after one of the crocs killed one villager.
The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed by one animal from the site,The Jakarta Post reported.
A local villager identified only as Sugito, who worked at a tofu factory in Sorong, West Papua, was looking for grass to feed his cattle on Saturday when he was bitten by a crocodile.
His screams alerted a local resident who ‘heard him shouting for help but [he] was found dead,’ Olha told The Jakarta Post.
Police officers arrived the incident site, but were unable to control the murderous frenzy and were left to watch as the pile of bodies grew larger.
Officials and police said they were not able to stop the attack and may now press charges as the killing of a protected species is a crime that carries a fine or imprisonment in Indonesia.Follow @gorkhapost