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Foreign tourist injured in monkey attack at Taj Mahal

A French tourist was injured in an attack by monkeys when she was crossing the floor below Chameli Burj on Taj Mahal premises on Tuesday morning. She was provided a wheel chair and given first aid by the staff of Archaeological Survey of India.

lucknow Updated: May 23, 2018 13:06 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Foreign tourist,Taz Mahal,Agra
Injured tourist being attended to at the Taz.(HT Photo)

A French tourist was injured in an attack by monkeys when she was crossing the floor below Chameli Burj on Taj Mahal premises on Tuesday morning. She was provided a wheel chair and given first aid by the staff of Archaeological Survey of India.

The incident took place at the time of opening of the gates for Taj viewing at sunrise. The monkeys moving freely on the premises chased a few other members of the group.

‘A member of French group was injured and suffered bruises because of the attack. The staff of ASI attended to her and first aid was given after which she left for medical advise,’ said Ankit Namdev, conservation assistant for ASI at Taj Mahal.

Monkey menace is nothing new at the monument , listed in UNESCO list of world heritage. These monkeys had even caused damage to structures on the premises.

‘We have repeatedly written to Agra Nagar Nigam about the monkey menace and stray dogs. However, effective action is awaited,’ said Namdev.

First Published: May 23, 2018 13:06 IST