A man has been killed in India after a monkey threw a brick at him from the second floor of a building.
Local police confirmed that 30-year-old Mohammad Kurbaan was killed yesterday after being hit in the head with the falling brick in Central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area.
Kurbaan, who sold bags from a shop in the area, collapsed after being hit with the brick and was taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced his dead.
A First Information Report (FIR) was handed to an unknown individual by police under sections of causing death by negligence, the Indian Express reports.
Local police confirmed that 30-year-old Mohammad Kurbaan was killed yesterday after being hit in the head by a brick thrown by a monkey in Central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area. Pictured: Stock image of monkeys in India
While investigating, police discovered that the owner of the building the bricks were thrown from had left two bricks above a water tank to prevent monkeys from opening it.
Police said that a group of monkeys had managed to remove both of the bricks, throwing one at Kurbaan and hurling another onto a nearby terrace.
The incident comes after the wife of a leader of a major political party in India has fallen to her death while trying to escape a monkey attack.
Sushma Devi, 50, was rushed to hospital but sadly died of her injuries.
She is the wife of Anil Kumar Chauhan, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The incident took place on September 9 when she was attacked by aggressive monkeys on the terrace of her house in Kairana city.
To avoid the attack she jumped down from the terrace.
Feral monkeys have been causing havoc in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, with local authorities cracking down.
Kurbaan, who sold bags from a shop in the area, collapsed after being hit with the brick and was taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced his dead. Pictured: Stock image of New Delhi
Municipal commissioner Anunaya Jha for the city of Mathura said: 'Monkeys would be caught from Bankey Bihari temple area Vrindavan, Chaubia para, and Dwarkadhish temple area of Mathura in the first phase of the program and they would be released in the forest areas.'
Local residents claim there has been daily monkey attacks on children too.
Sushma was also a politician and was a district panchayat member, which is a district council in India.
She has been cremated at Mayapur farm.
In November 2019, two attacks claimed the lives of a 12-day-old baby and a 58-year-old woman in the city of Agra.
During the first attack, monkeys broke into a woman's home while she was breastfeeding her child snatched the baby from her, and bit it to death.
In the second attack, a 58-year-old woman was bitten by monkeys as she went to relieve herself outside her home on the outskirts of the city and bled to death.
Monkeys have also inadvertently caused deaths - in January last year a woman hanging washing on her roof died after monkeys attacked and she slipped and fell.