Woman killed by monkeys just days after new born baby dies in similar attack

2018-11-19 19:02
Simian monkeys. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

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A woman was killed when she was attacked by monkeys, just five days after a 12-day-old baby had died in a similar attack nearby.

Bhoomi Devi, 58, was fatally injured by primates in the Indian city of Agra, The Mirror reports.

A relative reportedly said she bled to death after she was attacked by the monkeys.

Bhoomi had gone into a field just outside her house to pee when she was attacked by monkeys. They reportedly bit her viciously until she collapsed, Fox News reports.

A relative found her bleeding in the field and rushed her to a nearby clinic but she succumbed to her injuries shortly after her arrival.

"She’d lost so much blood that doctors could do nothing to save her," the relative said.

Th attack came just five days after a 12-day-old child named Arush died in a similar attack on the outskirts of Agra, The Sun reports.

The baby’s father told local media his wife had left their front door open. She was breastfeeding Arush when a monkey suddenly ran into the house.

The monkey grabbed the infant by his neck and ran off before his mom could do anything.

The couple, who’ve been married for two years, chased the animal and found their firstborn child on a neighbour’s roof.

Arush was rushed to hospital but was declared dead upon arrival.

Activists in India are now calling for the protected species to be moved to a sanctuary and funds to be raised to pay for sterilisation and victim compensation, The Mirror reports.

Local environmental activist Shravan Kumar Singh said monkeys were becoming increasingly aggressive as they’d been displaced from natural habitats destroyed by urban expansion.

Sources: Fox News, The Mirror, The Sun

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