LifestyleTragedy strikes as monkey kills 10-year-old boy and rips out his intestines

Tragedy strikes as monkey kills 10‑year-old boy and rips out his intestines

Langurs are small, but they can be dangerous.
Langurs are small, but they can be dangerous.
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8:02 AM EST, November 17, 2023

Shocking news has emerged from India about a 10-year-old boy who fell victim to a monkey attack while playing near a temple. The boy managed to flee to his home, from where he was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, he did not survive the incident, marking it as the third such attack this week.

This dreadful incident happened in Salki, a town in the Indian state of Gujarat, located in the northwestern region of the country. Dipak Thakor, the 10-year-old victim, was enjoying the evening playing with his friends near the local temple when the unanticipated attack occurred.

The Monkey's Attack on Young Boy Ends in Tragedy

Without warning, a monkey lunged at the boy, latching on to him with a deadly grip. The primate managed to slash his abdomen open and violently pulled out his intestines.

Young Dipak was rushed to the hospital, however, he tragically succumbed to his injuries before any medical aid could be administered.

"The monkey ripped out his intestines during the attack. The child managed to run back home from where he was transported to the hospital. Upon arrival, the doctors declared him dead," a local authority representative informed the media. This is the third wild monkey attack reported this week alone, he added.

According to a forest worker, Vishal Chaudhary, efforts have been underway to apprehend these wild creatures for a while now.

"Over the past week, we've captured two langurs and set up traps for more," Chaudhary revealed. "There's the presence of a large troop of monkeys in our village, including four adult monkeys who are repeat offenders. We've managed to capture two so far. Our attention is now on the remaining ones."

Langurs, a part of the Colobinae family, are native to Southeast Asia. In most cases, they aren't particularly aggressive, but there have been observations of some male-only groups where fights for dominance could escalate to dangerous levels of aggression.

Interestingly, during the G20 summit in New Delhi, city authorities used langurs to ward off other monkeys. They hired over 30 individuals who mimicked the hoots and shrieks of langurs, aiming to discourage other monkeys from encroaching on the significant international political gathering venue.

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