Odisha: 16-day-old baby found dead after being stolen by monkey

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2018, 03:57 PM(IST)

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A 16-day-old boy who was today snatched by a monkey from his home in Odisha's Cuttack district was found in a well near his home in Odisha’s Talabasta village on Sunday, reports said. 

The baby’s body was found in the well near the Nayak’s home on Sunday morning, as per reports.

The baby was sleeping next to his mother at their home in Talabasta village when the monkey snatched him, sources in the forest department, which is involved in the rescue mission, said.

His mother, who woke seeing the monkey flee with the baby, could not do anything.

A massive search involving police, fire and forest officials yielded no result on Saturday.

The boy has been sent to a local hospital for post-mortem. 

Several persons were injured in attacks by monkeys in the area a few days ago. Locals alleged inaction on the part of the forest department despite repeated complaints in this regard. 

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