This is the latest incident in a series of monkey attacks in the area.
In a fourth incident earlier this year, another newborn baby was snatched by a monkey from his mother in the village of Talabasta, before his body was found in a well. The infant's head had been bitten; he died of his injuries at the hospital.
News reports that the baby was snatched from his mother in the city of Agra, not far from the Taj Mahal.
Verma said the infant was declared dead on arrival at hospital but the family refused to allow a postmortem and the cause of death - whether from a fall, bite or something else - could not be ascertained.
And before the mother could understand anything, the monkey took away her son.
In May, two tourists were also attacked while they visited the Taj Mahal. Devi's family members said, "She had lost so much blood that doctors could do nothing to save her".Читайте также: Jaden Smith claims Tyler The Creator is his 'motherf***ing boyfriend'
"They threw stones at the monkey to force it to drop the baby but by the time he abandoned it, he had already attacked him severely on the face", Abhishek told CNN.
Last month, another man also died as a result of an attack involving a group of monkeys.
"There are too many monkeys in the area", he said. "They snatch eatables from passers-by or troop into homes, open fridges and steal food items".
Environmental activist Shravan Kumar said monkeys are turning more aggressive as their natural habitats have been destroyed and forest cover is gradually vanishing and they go in search of food and shelter.
Some urban groups have called on the government to sterilise and cull monkeys in cities, saying they should not be protected under wildlife legislation.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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