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Distressing videos and images that were shared with the public show Indian villagers hanging a struggling monkey from a tree to teach its troops a lesson.
According to reports, the villagers wanted the troop of the monkey to stay away from the livestock.
The incident happened in Telangana, a southern Indian state.
The villagers reportedly chased the monkeys that were terrorizing their village, however, one of them fell in a pond.
The thugs captured the monkey and hang it from a tree so it could teach the troop of the monkey a lesson.
In the disturbing video, the men allowed their dogs to nip at the monkey as it struggled to breathe air.
The monkey could be seen trying to free itself as it slowly lost its life.
Despite the horrible thing happening in front of them, local villagers cheered as the monkey died in front of them.
A video of the incident was shared on social media, and after it went viral, authorities have launched an official investigation.
A Venkateswarlu, a Forest Ranger in Telangana, released a statement about the incident, where he said:
The perpetrators, who admitted their guilt, are being booked under the Wildlife Protection Act. The accused wanted to scare other monkeys by hanging the one which was caught. We found the carcass in a decomposed state.
The Forest Ranger also said that they have received a lot of complaints about monkeys in the area.