Vrindavan, 2017.08.24 (VT): An elderly woman was killed by monkeys on Tuesday at her home in Gopi Baag, Vrindavan. Eighty-year-old Kanta Devi was hanging clothes to dry on the rooftop when a gang of monkeys attacked her.
When her attempt to fend off the monkeys was unsuccessful, she fell two storeys to the street below. Her family and neighbors rushed her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her last rites were performed on the bank of the Shri Yamuna River.
Locals are concerned by the rising number of thefts, injuries and deaths caused by monkeys in Vrindavan. They say the Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam is responsible and that something must be done to allieviate the suffering of humans and monkeys alike.