20 monkeys found killed in Agumbe

More than 20 monkeys were found killed at second phase Ghat in Agumbe stretch in Someshwara wildlife division in Nadpalu.

A few youths who found the animalswrithing in pain, tried to save the animals by offering water, but in vainas the monkeyspassed away moments later. It isbelieved, that the monkeys were forcibly fed with poison when they came in search of foodto the city. The incident was reported late night on Thursday.

A similar incident was reported in Hebri and Kabbinale a few days ago. Locals demanded stringent action against the culprits.

The forest department officials rushed to the spot and disposed of the bodies.

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