Bhubaneshwar woman dies after monkey attack

A 67-year-old woman died after she was attacked by a monkey at Khairapada village on the outskirts of the Capital on Tuesday.

Published: 11th September 2019 07:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2019 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: A 67-year-old woman died after she was attacked by a monkey at Khairapada village on the outskirts of the Capital on Tuesday.

The incident took place when the woman, Harasha Das, had gone to collect flowers near a water body in the morning. The monkey, sitting on a nearby tree, jumped on her. Harasha sustained injuries as she fell on the ground. She was rushed to a nearby Government hospital where she was declared brought dead. There were injury marks due to monkey bite on her body.

The incident sparked tension in the area as the villagers staged protest on the road seeking compensation for the family of the deceased. They withdrew the agitation after city forest officials and Nandankanan police rushed to the spot and assured of providing `10,000 from Red Cross fund.

A team of experts from Nandankanan also reached the village to capture the monkey and tranquilise it. “After an hour of efforts, the team tranquilised the monkey and released it in Chandaka forest,” City DFO AK Mishra said.

The villagers alleged that the forest officials have failed to curb the rising monkey menace in the area. At least 10 persons have sustained injuries in monkey attack in the past two months, they claimed.The DFO said the city forest division will propose to the State Government to take measures to compensate victims of monkey attack.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bhubaneswar news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp