Monkeys Attack Spanish Tourist In Taj Mahal; Earlier, Police Used Slingshots To Get Rid Of Them

by Sanjana Shenoy
Monkeys Attack Spanish Tourist In Taj Mahal; Earlier, Police Used Slingshots To Get Rid Of Them

A Spanish tourist visiting the Taj Mahal, unfortunately, bore the brunt of Agra’s monkey menace. Time and again, Agra has witnessed a barrage of monkeys creating a total nuisance for visitors. Even showing a full-blown attack on them. Earlier, local authorities deployed police to the Taj Mahal to get rid of them. But all efforts were in vain.

Tourists Visiting Taj Mahal Face Monkey Menace

According to a report by Hindustan Times, a monkey bit a Spanish woman on the premises of the Taj Mahal. As she tried to click a photo in front of the Royal Gate, a group of monkeys attacked her. Identified as Sandra, she faced an injury to her left leg. Earlier, a group of monkeys harmed an 8-year-old child. This is the second such monkey menace incident in the past three days.

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Police Used Slingshots To Get Rid Of Monkeys In 2018

In 2018, a Reuters report informs that the Taj Mahal deployed police to get rid of monkeys.  Armed with slingshots, the guards were instructed not to attack them. Instead, scare them away from visitors. Brij Bhushan, former head of the Taj Mahal security force informed Reuters about the monkey menace. In an interview with the news agency in 2018, he said that monkeys on the monument’s premises would run away just seeing them using the slingshots.

Well, we wonder if the local authorities will deploy such tactics again. After all, the monkey menace in the monument hasn’t weaned over the years. If anything, it has increased. Let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions to tackle this wild issue.

News Source: Hindustan Times and Reuters 

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