MYSTERY disease killed more than 100 monkeys in one Indian village within a week.
The animals died in the village of Dabarasi in Uttar Pradesh and have caused panic among residents, who fear that the disease may spread to humans.
The police are investigating whether the monkeys were poisoned by villagers whose crops were damaged by the animals.
Villager Ambreesh Tyagi said: "Hundreds of monkeys have died in our village.
" At first we found two to three dead monkeys, but then nearly a dozen monkeys died every day and we alerted the officials. "
The mass extinctions have provoked panic among the villagers, who are afraid of the" mysterious disease "they might also spread and affect.
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Another resident said, "It's scary how the monkeys fall over dead."
According to the villagers, most monkeys passed blood stained stools and vomited before they died.
A veterinarian, dr. Tejpal Singh said the autopsy of the dead monkeys revealed that their organs, such as the liver and lungs, are severely damaged and their stomach is empty.
While villagers suspect that the monkeys may have died. To a poisoning or a mysterious epidemic, Dr. Singh, the exact cause of death had been determined.
Dr. Singh said, "We could not conclusively deduce the cause of death, so the entrails of the dead monkeys were sent to India by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly and the report is expected."
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