An elderly man was injured on Tuesday when a group of monkeys attacked him in his Sector 22 house. Ranjit Singh fell and injured his leg in a bid to save himself. He later lodged a complaint with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).
“Around 7.30am, I went to the balcony of my house when a group of nearly seven monkeys pounced on me. I fell down but I managed to close the door or the monkeys would have entered the house,” the victim said.
“My daughter and wife came to my rescue. The monkeys also ransacked and threw clothes and other things from our balcony,” he added.
“He shut the door within seconds or monkeys would have bitten him,” said Ranjit Singh’s daughter adding that monkey menace has been on the rise in the sector and they target houses almost everyday. She rued that authorities have not done the needful and residents live in fear.
In Sector 22 alone, five cases of monkey attacks were reported in December while Ranjit Singh is the sixth victim.
A case of monkey bite was reported from South City-1 last week in which a gardener was severely injured.
MCG officials, meanwhile, claim to have caught over 200 monkeys in the last two months.
“We had floated a tender to get rid of the menace. Three bids have been received and one of them will be finalised. Besides, we are also holding talks with an NGO, People for Animals,” said Bijender Sharma, sanitation inspector, MCG.