Monkey snatches 16-day-old newborn boy from parents in Odisha

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Cuttack : In a bizarre incident, a monkey snatched a newborn boy from his parents who were sleeping inside their house at Talabasta village under Banki block in Cuttack district today.

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According to sources, the 16-day-old newborn was lifted by a monkey while he was sleeping in the middle of his father and mother on a cot outside their house. The incident occurred in the wee hours today.

Meanwhile, a massive rescue operation has been launched to trace the child. Resentment is brewing among the locals as they alleged that there has been a rise in the instances of monkey attacks.

On getting information about the incident we arrived here. We have launched a search operation. The locals are also helping to trace the monkey which fled with the 16-day-old baby while he was sleeping. More forest and fire personnel will be engaged in the search operation if required,” said Akshay Kumar, IIC local police outpost.

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