A man in Indian has been reported dead after a group of monkeys stoned him to death in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh.
According to Sky News, Sharampal Singh was gathering pieces of wood at a dilapidated building before the monkeys threw bricks at him. The 72-year-old was rushed to the hospital but died from head and chest injuries.
Although no one is certain of the breed of monkeys, his family has since lodged a complaint with the Doghat police station. His brother claims that more than 20 bricks were thrown at him.
“These rogue monkeys are the real culprits and must pay for it,” he added.
However, the station officer, Chitwan Singh has said it risks public embarrassment if a case is taken against the monkeys:
“How can we register the case against monkeys? This will make us a laughing stock.”
The Times of India reports that locals have complained about monkeys but the monkeys are protected.