In a rather shocking incident, a monkey is said to have snatched a 16-day-old boy from his home in Odisha’s Cuttack district.
The news spread like wildfire and the authorities rushed to rescue massive search operation.
It is said that the baby was sleeping next to his mother at their home in Talabasta village.
It is not clear as to how the monkey got so near to them but eventually the baby was snatched.
Forest Department sources said that the mother saw the monkey fleeing with her baby and raised an alarm.
It is then that the villagers reported the incident to the authorities.
Forest department sources claimed that while it is difficult to trace the baby in the forested parts, they have nonetheless deployed 30 forest department personnel in three teams and are combing the nearby forest along with the villagers.>