Last month I reported on the "killer monkeys" in India. This month the monkeys have gained their power within the northeastern part of the country. Accused of stealing cell phones, soft drinks, home invasion, and slapping women, the monkeys are gaining momentum.
From Channel News Asia,
"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators," Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly.India is ruled by Monkeys? Hmmm. Evolution comes full circle.
He said the primates were "even slapping women who try to chase them".
"It is a cause of serious concern in my area, with more than 1,000 such simians turning aggressive by the day," fumed Goneswar Das, another legislator representing Raha in eastern Assam.
Last week, around two dozen people were hurt after monkeys rampaged through a New Delhi neighbourhood.
Last month, the deputy mayor of Delhi died when he fell from his balcony after being attacked by monkeys.
Efforts to drive out the animals are complicated by the fact that devout Hindus view them as an incarnation of Hanuman, the monkey god who symbolises strength.
No more 'Monkey Business' in Delhi. Monkeys kill Delhi Deputy Mayor
Same Players. Different Scandal.