A 12-day-old baby, Sunny was found lying, bruised and bitten, on the terrace of a neighbor's house in Mohalla Kachhera (Agra), after a monkey snatched him from his mother, when she was feeding the infant.
Upon discovering the baby, family members rushed him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, leaving the family in shock.
Locals, meanwhile, claim this happens regularly.
Reasons for aggression: Natural habitat declining, green cover depleting
"People do not dare to go to their terraces. Those who do have sealed their homes with iron mesh cages. You cannot leave your door open or sit in the sun," a resident of Vijay Nagar colony, Seema Gupta said.
Meanwhile, eco-activist Shravan Kumar said the monkeys are turning aggressive as their natural habitats have been destroyed and the green cover is steadily shrinking.