A 10-year-old boy lost his life on Monday after being attacked by a monkey in Gandhinagar.
Gujarat police and forest officials confirmed that the incident happened near a temple in Salki village in Dehgam taluka.
The boy, identified as Dipak Thakor, was playing with friends.
“His intestine was ripped out in the attack. He rushed to his house and was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. This is the third attack by monkeys in the village within a week,” an official told The Deccan Herald.
Forest official Vishal Chaudhary said, “We have rescued two langurs in the past one week, and set up cages to trap another langur. There is a large troop of monkeys in the village, including four adults who have been involved in attacks in the past one week. Efforts are on to cage another.”