Guard under scanner on charges of molesting monkey

Mumbai - In what could have been an instance of an inhumane act has been brought to light. A female monkey was being allegedly sexually molested by the watchman of a housing colony for almost two years in Goregaon.

An animal welfare officer Sangeeta Ruia, who claims to have evidence of the molestation on photographs and video clips, lodged a complaint with the Aarey police station. The state forest department which was informed about the incident, has since rescued the monkey and has sent it to the Thane animal hospital for a medical checkup. If the charges are proved, the watchman could be punished under sections 9 and 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. Further investigations are on.

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