Four medicos torture, kill monkey at Christian Medical College
VELLORE: A horrifying animal cruelty by medicos at Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore.
Four medicos of the college allegedly tortured and killed a monkey and buried its body on the premises. An FIR has been filed, and the college has decided to suspend them.
"The female bonnet macaque wandered into the hostel on November 19. The four medicos caught it with a blanket, tied its hands and then tortured it in front of other students. They beat it with sticks and belts, put a rod into its anus and killed it," said Chennai-based animal welfare activist Shravan Krishnan.
"The general secretary of the hostel immediately suspended them and informed the college authorities," he said.
The carcass of the monkey was exhumed from behind the mess of the men's hostel. The monkey was around 12 months old. It had multiple fractures. Its hands were tied behind its back, a telephone cord tied around its neck and a sharp object was inserted into the anus. "I have never seen a more horrifying sight in all my years in animal welfare," said Krishnan.
A case has been registered under Wildlife Protection Act.