Residents of Gh-7 crossing Republik, a residential society in Ghaziabad, are afraid of stepping out of their homes due to the fear of monkeys. As gathered, nearly 4 to 5 cases of monkey bites and attacks have been reported in the last 10 days. Residents share that they have in fact, been facing this monkey menace for the last one month. They allege that despite various complaints over the last month, there has been no relief provided by the authorities concerned.
A monkey attack on a 74-year-old lady in the park reported on May 16, 2022, has left the residents terrified and agitated. As gathered, the lady was sitting in the park after the morning walk around 6 am, along with many other people who were doing yoga. Thereafter, she was taken to Kailash Hospital in Noida sector 27 for first aid and a tetanus injection.
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Gaurav Srivastav, a resident of Crossing Republik says, "We are living under fear. I do not feel safe when my 12-year-old goes out to play with his friends."
Residents have turned to social media to raise their concerns with authorities. Society president Ram Singh and the resident of the society have filed complaints to the Municipal Corporation and Forest Department. They allege that there has been no effective response from the authorities concerned.
Sumit Shrivastava, General Secretary of Gh-7 Crossing Republik says, "We went to the chief veterinary officer and concerned department for animals of municipal corporation. He said there is no such association for the monkey rescue and it comes under the Forest department. Moreover, the Forest department mentioned that it's a duty of the Municipal corporation. Both the authorities are not ready to take a step toward the issue."
CitySpidey also tried to contact the Animal rescue department and municipal corporation to talk about the safety concern of the Ghaziabad residents. However, they were not available for comments.