Monkeys have gone on a rampage and slayed over 250 dogs to avenge the killing of an infant monkey in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Two monkeys have been captured for reportedly being involved in the killings. “Two monkeys involved in the killing of many puppies have been captured by a Nagpur Forest Department team in Beed,” said Sachin Kand, Beed Forest Officer.
Monkeys are being shifted to Nagpur and will be released in a nearby forest.
Locals said that the monkeys have been killing puppies for the last couple of months in Lavool village. As soon as they see a puppy, they would catch it and take it to a place with considerable height and fling them down.
Lavool has a population of around 5000, but not a single pup is left in the area now.
Villagers contacted Dharur’s Forest Department after the monkeys attacked some school-going children.
The strange incident not only created a buzz among the villagers and authorities but also meme creators on social media.
People on social media seemed to be taking sides in the ‘Monkey vs Dogs gang war’.
Some users were concerned about the brutal conflict between the animals.
“This #MonkeyVsDoge story is very disturbing, I have to say,” tweeted actor Ranveer Shorey.
Villagers have now come forward to save the pups from killer monkeys. But the monkeys have attacked them in retaliation. Even some men have fallen from buildings and injured themselves while trying to save pups.