A 70-year-old woman has died from her injuries after she was attacked by a pack of monkeys.
The woman, who has been identified as Chataraboina Narsavva, was attacked in her village in the Telangana Kamareddy district of India.
According to the Times of India, Narsavva and her daughter had gone to the restroom when the troop of monkeys pounced on her.
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The 70-year-old sustained serious injuries during her attempt to flee the beasts – including hitting her head on the ground.
Her daughter was also rushed to her hospital for treatment, sadly Narsava succumbed to her injuries and passed away.
An inspector of Ramareddy police station dismissed claims about Narsava was mauled by the monkeys.
They said: "We have come to know through locals that when the monkeys attacked her, she tried to escape.
“In the process, she slipped and fell down. She suffered a head injury and died.
"They did not bite her, the circle inspector said, adding that no FIR had been registered as there wasn't any complaint.
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"The family members cremated Narasava soon afterwards. We are probing the issue”.
The Daily Star previously reported how monkeys 'abandoning trees for land' just like humans did millions of years ago.
Monkey and lemur species that have lived in trees for countless millennia are beginning to spend increasing amounts of time on the forest floor in response to deforestation and climate change.
A study based on more than 150,000 hours of observations of 47 tree-dwelling primate species living across almost 70 sites in Madagascar and the Americas has shown the change in habitat is a global trend.
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