The inebriated simian named Kalua was apparently the pet of an occultist who used to give him liquor to drink regularly. Over a period of time, the native of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, became an alcoholic.
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An alcoholic monkey in India killed one and injured over 250 people after reportedly going on a rampage in search of booze after his supply was exhausted. The inebriated simian named Kalua was apparently the pet of an occultist who used to give him liquor to drink regularly. Over a period of time, the native of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, became an alcoholic. However, after the occultist died the bereft money stopped receiving his regular supply of booze and thus became enraged. The furious primate began prowling the streets and mainly targetted women and girls. According to Daily Mail, the 6-year-old monkey ripped open the faces of dozens of children, who now need plastic surgery, with his fangs.
India: Drunk monkey to spend life behind bars. Kalua has bitten about 250 people so far, one of whom died. THIS IS 2020!https://t.co/2qyTOJQYpq— Mason Pelt (@masonpelt) June 18, 2020
Kalua had terrorized Mirzapur after going on his biting spree but soon forest and zoo teams were contacted and asked to get a hold of the monkey. The animal was eventually caught and has been sentenced to serve his entire life in captivity. He remains in Kanpur Zoo where zoologists learned that not only was Kalua an alcoholic but that he refused to consume vegetables given to him. Experts believe that the owner of the monkey might have been feeding him meat, which could have been a possible explanation for his relentless anger. According to IANS, one of Kalua's victims who he had bitten tragically died.
So sad. Kalua the monkey has been imprisoned for life in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was fed a steady diet of hard alcohol and (it is believed) monkey meat. He attacks female handlers and won't eat the monkey vegetarian diet. He is in solitary confinement for life. https://t.co/bAXyccFgar— Dorothy 💙|😷Up|Wa👏sh|Stay🏡|6ft 🙅|💙 (@DorothySmith11) June 19, 2020
"We kept him in isolation for some months and then shifted him to a separate cage. There has been no change in his behavior and he remains as aggressive as he was. It has been three years since he was brought here, but now it has been decided that he will remain in captivity all his life," revealed zoo doctor Mohd Nasir, according to the Free Press Journal. Carers also noticed that Kalua had a tendency of attacking female zookeepers. He would also charge at monkeys who were kept in his case. So, it was decided that the monkey would remain locked up in a cage at the zoo for the rest of his life. Doctor Nasir also explained that if the monkey is set free he would harm people wherever he went.
Alcoholic monkey kills 1 and injures 250 more in India.https://t.co/v2Og462una— Thomas Abi-Hanna (@ThomasRiddIe) June 18, 2020
This shocking story is only the latest incident about monkeys to have emerged from the subcontinent. Charges like robbery, kidnapping, and murder, are just among the few others that have been directed at the marauding species. Just last month, a pack of monkeys robbed an Indian health worker of the coronavirus blood samples they were carrying. This event sparked fear that the primates would spread the disease where ever they go. Three samples were stolen during the incident that unfolded in Meerut, near New Delhi, after which the monkeys scurried away and climbed up trees nearby. One of them even tried to chew the plunder but thankfully the sample boxes were recovered.
On inspection by Meerut Medical college superintendent Dheeraj Raj, it was revealed that none of the samples had been damaged. This assurance came after the video of the act recently went viral. As scary as this incident may seem to be, nothing beats the virality of the time when a motorcycle-riding monkey was caught on camera kidnapping a toddler in Indonesia, proving that the monkey menace is a global one. The video which was filmed in Tanjungsari Village, Indonesia, showed the primate speeding along a narrow street on a bike before reaching a bench where a woman is sitting with her three young daughters. The animals can then be seen grabbing one of the girls by her dress and pulling her from the bench. The situation turned more ominous when the monkey continued dragging the child along the road and was only stopped after a man managed to scare it away from the toddler.