Friday, June 22, 2007

Monkey Runs Amok In Girls' School

A monkey went on the rampage at a girls' school on Wednesday morning. It snatched food from students and held them by their shirts. Finally, police had to be called in.

The monkey invaded Jewish Girls' School on Royd Street during the break. The girls, who were either playing or having their tiffin panicked, resulting in a near stampede, said an officer of Park Street police station.

Some were caught unawares. The monkey ran up to them and snatched their tiffin. When one girl tried to resist, it slapped her. It also held on to the shirt of another girl, who tried to flee.

Park Street police was informed and rushed to the school. It was finally trapped with a bait of bananas and taken to the police station.

Later, the forest department's rescue squad took it to the Salt Lake wildlife rescue hub. "The monkey is doing well. It became aggressive as it was out of its group," said V K Yadav, deputy chief wildlife warden.

Story here.

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