Nimapara: A crazy monkey has been unleashing a reign of terror in Nimapara market and its adjacent areas for the past few days. Eight persons have been injured in the monkey attack in the past one week and undergoing treatment at the local hospital.
According to sources people in Gopinathpatna, Patitapabanpatna, Rasabadimatha and Mathasahi are not venturing out and keeping themselves locked in their houses due to fear of the monkey. Parents are not letting their children go outside due to fear of the animal. Besides, the residents fear commuting through the bridge over Kushbhadra River due to the monkey menace.
The forest officials are trying to catch the monkey. For the last three days, the officials have put up nets and installed iron cages in the villages to nab the animal, which is still out of their reach.
Gop ranger Kanhu Charan Sethi, Brahmagiri ranger Debraj Dhali, foresters Jayanti Mohanty, Barada Prasad Mahapatra and other officials Sunday visited the villages and fired blank, besides laid traps to nab the monkey, but it managed to escape.
“We will use tranquilizer to tame the animal and catch it within two-three days,” Ranger Sethi said.