Monkey kills boy by ripping his guts out in attack near Indian temple

Monkey kills 10-year-old boy by ripping out his intestines during attack by ‘notorious gang’ of primates near Indian temple

  • A ‘notorious gang’ of monkeys killed the boy as he played with his friends
  • He was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival
  • This is the third attack on the village by the monkey gang this week

A 10-year-old boy was mercilessly killed by a monkey after it tore his intestines out in an attack that took place near a temple in India. 

Police said the boy, who was identified as Dipak Thakor, was killed by a ‘notorious gang’ of monkeys while he and his friends were playing near a temple in Salki, a small village in the western state of Gujarat, on Tuesday. 

He and his friends were attacked, and a monkey managed to dig its claws into him, before killing him. 

Though he was taken to hospital, he tragically passed away before doctors were able to treat him. 

‘His intestine was ripped out in the attack. He rushed to his house and was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival,’ an official told local media. 

A ‘notorious gang’ of monkeys attacked the young boy and his friends as they played near a temple in the village of Salki

New Delhi officials used cut-outs of langurs to scare away other monkeys when the city hosted the G20 summit in September

The official added that this was the third attack by the monkey gang this week alone. 

Forest official Vishal Chaudhary said he and his team have been trying to catch the killer animals for a while. 

‘We have rescued two langurs in the past one week, and set up cages to trap another langur,’ Chaudhary said. 

‘There is a large troop of monkeys in the village, including four adults who have been involved in attacks in the past one week. 

‘Two of them have been rescued. Efforts are on to cage another.’ 

Langurs are not normally aggressive, though scientists have noted that all-male groups can become aggressive, as individual dominance is attained through aggression and mating success. 

New Delhi officials used cut-outs of langurs to scare away other monkeys when the city hosted the G20 summit in September. 

City officials also hired more than 30 ‘monkey-men’ to mimic the hoots and screams of the langur in an effort to scare monkeys away from international figures. 

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