Mystery shrouds killing of 20 monkeys, Hindus up in arms in UP

April 11th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Bulandshahar, Apr 11 (ANI): Hindu activists are up in arms and have vowed not to rest until the culprits involved in the killing of 20 monkeys in Uttar Pradesh are arrested.

Describing the mysterious incident, the official sources said on Friday that the farmers were shocked to find gunny bags dumped into their fields stuffed with bodies of monkeys. They informed that the district authorities, after hearing about the incident, had come rushing to the spot.

The bodies were later taken to veterinary officials for a post mortem.

“They have been examined but we have not found any external injury. There is blood outside nose and mouth and in some parts of the body blood has got clogged up. So, it seems they have been poisoned,” said P.S. Kohli, veterinary official.

The incident has enraged the Hindu community in the area who said that they would not sit quiet until arrest of the culprits.

“This has been done to hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community. These innocent animals have been killed in a gruesome manner and our community is enraged because of it. We will not sit quite … we will protest until those behind the incident are not punished,” Ashok Biduri, district president of a right wing Hindu outfit.

Monkeys are venerated by Hindus across India as the incarnation of monkey God “Hanuman”. (ANI)

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