Alcoholic monkey gets life sentence in India after attacking 250 pedestrians

Primate killed one man after booze dried up, will spend rest of life in zoo 'prison'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/06/21
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Alcohol-addicted monkey received ‘life sentence’ in India. (Pixabay photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An alcoholic monkey in northern India India has been sentenced to life behind bars after going on a rampage and injuring 250 pedestrians when his supply of booze ran out.

According to Liberty Times, the six-year-old pet monkey, Kalua, received a life sentence of solitary confinement at India's Kanpur Zoo earlier this week after he indiscriminately attacked people across the Mirzapur district, resulting in one death. Many of the victims, primarily women and girls, had to have plastic surgery to repair the bite wounds left by the simian.

Local authorities said Kalua was formerly owned by an "occultist" who routinely supplied him liquor to drink, which turned him into an alcoholic. They said the monkey became very aggressive three years ago when his owner died and left him no avenue to acquire more alcohol.    [FULL  STORY]

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