Mysterious Monkey Deaths in Chikkamagaluru: Poison and Blunt Force Suspected

Thirty monkeys were found dead under suspicious circumstances in Chikkamagaluru district. Officials suspect poisoning and blunt force trauma as the cause. A post-mortem examination is being conducted, and an investigation is underway. A case has been filed under the Wildlife Protection Act, and efforts are on to identify the culprits.


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:09 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:09 IST
Mysterious Monkey Deaths in Chikkamagaluru: Poison and Blunt Force Suspected
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In a shocking incident, thirty monkeys were discovered dead under mysterious circumstances in the Koppa division of Chikkamagaluru district on Friday, officials reported.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the monkeys, including four young ones, were allegedly fed a poisonous substance and later beaten to death. The exact cause will only be determined after a post-mortem examination.

"Our initial inquiry indicates the monkeys were poisoned and then attacked with a blunt weapon. Their bodies were transported and dumped in the forest," stated a senior forest official.

The discovery was made on Friday afternoon by a forest department staff member. A case has been registered under the Wildlife Protection Act, and an investigation is underway to locate the village where this atrocity occurred. Authorities are committed to identifying and punishing the culprits.

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