Monkey menace has become a grave problem for the people of the Hamirpur district especially those living nearby the Dang Di Kwali forest area. In the last one week, two people, including a woman, were attacked by the monkeys. Both were admitted to the district hospital.
The locals are highly upset with the growing attacks by the monkeys. Though the forest authorities have claimed that the number of monkeys in the district was going down, but the repeated attacks do not reveal the same picture.
The department people alleged that they were too facing the problem caused by the monkeys, but have not been able to find a solution for the same.
Manohar Sharma of Hiranagar ward said that the repeated attacks by the monkeys had made their life miserable, but it was not clear that why the authorities were not taking any action against them.
The locals have, however, demanded setting up of cages in different parts of the town. A spokesman of
the forest department said that a policy was under consideration of the state government and would be announced in the upcoming session of the Vidhan Sabha starting from December 5 in Dharamsala.
He said that the department too was upset with the growing attacks by the monkeys and had written to the higher authorities in Shimla.
Kewal Singh Pathania, the vice-chairman of HP Forest Corporation, told Hindustan Times that the state government was upset with the monkey menace and would soon take an action against it.
He said that the security of the people was the priority of the state government and all sorts of actions would be initiated in this respect.