JAMMU: A baby monkey that lost its mother in a road accident made all those witnessed the scene cry. The young monkey wept sitting near the carcass of its mother that was knocked down by a speeding vehicle near Ban Toll Plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National highway on Friday.
“Losing a loved one will be painful for not just human beings. Animals too morn. We saw the young monkey weeping over the carcass of its mother,” said a tourist who witnessed the scene.
The baby monkey saw its mother being knocked down by a vehicle while she was crossing the road. It rushed to its mother that lay on the road.
The baby monkey tried to wake its mother and hugged her. It kept its ears on her chest as if checking her heartbeats. Soon it realised that the mother had died, and it started to weep.
Villagers carried the carcass to a burial . “The baby monkey jumped from one tree to another tree and followed us when we carried the carcass,” said Kaka Ram, another villager. The villagers conducted burial of the mother monkey in the presence forest officials while the baby monkey watched it from a distance.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN VEHICLE WHEN MONKEYS ON ROAD AND NEVER FEED THEM ON WRONG/RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD