Man ‘stoned to death by monkeys’

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Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh: A 70-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death by monkeys in a village here, and the deceased’s family wants a First Information Report, or FIR, to be registered against them.

 The incident took place on October 17 in Tikri village of the district.

 Circle officer Ramala Rajiv Pratap Singh told PTI that the deceased was sleeping near a pile of bricks when some monkeys jumped on the bricks. The pile of bricks collapsed and fell on Dharampal, leaving him injured. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed.

Giving a different narrative, Krishnapal Singh, the brother of the deceased, in his complaint has said that Dharampal was collecting wood for a religious ceremoney when he was attacked by the monkeys. Bricks were thrown at his head and chest, and he succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

“We have submitted a written complaint against the monkeys, but the police is terming it as an accident,” he said.

 He said they will now meet senior officials and request them to initiate action in this regard.  



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