A seemingly lovelorn langur was shot dead after he `teased’ a local woman in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
The incident took place on Wednesday in the village Gadro Charan, some 25kms from Nangarparkar town of Thar district.
A villager told a local newspaper that the langur [monkey] was teasing women for some days. He said that the villager who killed the animal was disgruntled.
The villager further stated that the langur monkey had attacked a woman on the day of the incident. “It tried to hit the woman and the man shot it dead within a few minutes,” he added.
In a video, the residents of the village said that the langur monkey was friendly and was living in the village for the last two months.
“It was the natural beauty of our village. It was an innocent animal but has been shot dead,” one of the villagers lamented.
The Wednesday shooting is the second such incident in the last eight months. The first langur was killed in a village near Chhachharo last year.
A senior official of the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) said that there were four to five langurs roaming the border areas of Pakistan and India.