Monkeys kill again in India: marauding primates chase politician’s wife from rooftop to her death
- Sushma Devi was rushed to hospital but sadly died of her injuries after an attack
- She is the wife of Anil Kumar Chauhan, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
- Wild monkeys wreak havoc in Uttar Pradesh .’s Shamli district
The wife of a leader of a major political party in India has been killed trying to escape a monkey attack.
Sushma Devi, 50, was rushed to hospital but sadly died of her injuries.
She is the wife of Anil Kumar Chauhan, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The incident took place on September 9 when she was attacked by aggressive monkeys on the terrace of her home in Kairana city.
Wild monkeys have wreaked havoc in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Pictured, stock photo of a monkey in India
To evade the attack, she jumped off the terrace.
Wild monkeys have wreaked havoc in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, with local authorities cracking down.
Municipality Commissioner Anunaya Jha for the city of Mathura said, “In the first phase of the program, monkeys would be captured from the Bankey Bihari temple area of Vrindavan, Chaubia para and the Dwarkadhish temple area of Mathura and they would be released into the forest areas.”
Local residents claim that there have also been daily monkey attacks on children.
Sushma was also a politician and was a member of Panchayat District, a district council in India.
She was cremated at Mayapur farm.
In November 2019, two attacks killed a 12-day-old baby and a 58-year-old woman in the city of Agra.
Sushma was also a politician and was a member of Panchayat District, a district council in India. Pictured, a general view of the city of Kairana
During the first attack, monkeys broke into a woman’s house while she was breastfeeding. Her child snatched the baby from her and bit him to death.
In the second attack, a 58-year-old woman was bitten by monkeys when she went to relieve herself outside her home on the outskirts of town and bled to death.
Monkeys have also accidentally caused death – in January last year, a woman who was hanging laundry on her roof died after monkeys attacked and she slipped and fell.