'Thieving Monkey' Captured: Why Residents Of An Indian Town Cheered

  • by: Alan Duke

Lead Stories' Trendolizer detected this Straits Times story as trending on Friday, February 5, 2016. It is about a monkey captured in a Mumbai residential colony captured by a professional monkey catcher.

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"The wild macaque was caged after locals said it had been causing a nuisance for over six months, including stealing food and tearing up pillows that were on sale in one of the colony's shops." the Times report said.

The primate was "trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles," it said

This monkey is one of several that "have been tearing around the community," the newspaper said.

"Monkeys, who are revered in Hindu-majority India, often trash gardens, offices, residential rooftops and even attack people viciously for food - but are rarely subjected to such public humiliation," it said.

This monkey will be released in "the countryside north of Mumbai," according to a forest department official.

Read the full story and see more photos here: Thieving monkey bound and caged in India's Mumbai

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