Monkey lifts 16 day newborn in Odisha village

An anomalous incident occurred in Odisha in which a 16 day old newborn was lifted by a monkey while baby was sleeping inside his house.
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An anomalous incident occurred in Odisha in which  a 16 day old newborn was lifted by a monkey while baby was sleeping inside his house.

The incident occurred in Talabasta village of Banki block in Cuttack district on Saturday, according to the report published in Times of India.

"Forest department officials and fire services personnel have launched a massive rescue operation in the area to trace the child. However, they are yet to find any clue about the baby," said the repport.

Forest officials, as per report, said Rama Krushna Nayak was sleeping on the verandah of his house with his 16-day-old baby boy when suddenly a monkey entered the house at around 6 am.

"The monkey lifted the baby and fled. Nayak's wife, who was doing some household work nearby, saw the monkey lifting her baby but before she could do something the animal had fled. She raised alarm following which family members and villagers rushed to the spot to trace the monkey," mentioned the report.

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