In a horrifying case of animal cruelty, a monkey was hanged to death from a tree before being tortured and cruelly beaten up with sticks by three men.
The incident has been reported from the Khammam district of Telangana and a video of the same has gone viral on social media, inviting widespread outrage from people across the country. The monkey was allegedly beaten up for entering a farmer’s land. The monkey is seen struggling in pain while the men mercilessly beat the animal with sticks and then hanging him off a tree. “As the apex body for animal rights in India, FIAPO has reached out to government authorities including Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Shri Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister Telangana, to arrest and take stringent action against the culprits,” Varda Mehrotra, Executive Director of Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, said.
Three men have reportedly been arrested in connection with the incident. “Preliminary Offence Report (POR) under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was filed against the perpetrators and the accused were arrested on Monday,” according to Sathupalli Forest Range Officer A. Venkateswarlu.
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#Heartbreaking: These visuals may annoy you. This incident proves again that we are (humans) very dangerous and cruel than all on the planet. A man at #Vensupalam village, #khammam in #Telangana, brutally killed a monkey. Hours after being tortured, the monkey leaves its breath. pic.twitter.com/E3YM7YDj4s
— Balakrishna – The Journalist (@Balakrishna096) June 28, 2020