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Simian terror forces locals to leave village

Himalayan News Service
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Bhojpur, May 1

Many locals have been compelled to leave their village due to increasing monkey menace in Ward No 4 of Ram Prasad Rai Rural Municipality, Bhojpur.

Around 10 households have already left the village due to the monkey menace in the rural municipality.

Tek Bahadur Tamang, a local, said monkeys strayed into human settlements from the nearby forest and destroyed their crops. He said the terror created by monkeys had forced the locals of the lower belt of the rural municipality to migrate to other places. “Our daily work has been badly affected as we cannot leave our houses unattended and at the same time we have to protect our crops in the fields from the monkeys,” Tamang added.

Tirtha Bahadur Pradhan, another local, said the problem had increased after government ban on killing monkeys. “They destroy crops within an hour if there is no one to chase them away,” he added, urging the local government to control the monkey menace

Ward No 4 Chair Phauda Singh Karki said many villagers were displaced due to the terror created by monkeys. “Soon there will be no one in the village if the local government fails to take immediate steps to bring the situation under control,” he added.

Karki informed that locals visited the ward office everyday seeking help, but the ward office alone could not solve the problem. The rural municipality office should take some concrete measures to solve the problem. Locals of Bastim and Bokhim have been hit hard by the monkey menace.


A version of this article appears in print on May 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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