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Monkey bites baby to death in Malaysia

English.news.cn   2010-10-06 17:44:44 FeedbackPrintRSS

SEREMBAN, Malaysia, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- A four-day old baby girl was "abducted" by a monkey that later bit the innocent to death here in the state of Negeri Sembilan in the southern part of west coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

The rare accident happened at around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the baby's family members, the baby was abandoned by the monkey outside the house, where they found scratches and wounds on her head, neck and face.

Although she was rushed to a hospital, she succumbed to her injuries after emergency treatment was given to her.

The baby is the first child of a couple who just got married a year ago.

What saddened the parents more was that they still had not even named the baby.

The baby's grandmother told reporters here on Wednesday that when the incident took place, she was working in the kitchen, while her daughter-in-law was bathing the baby.

"When my daughter-in-law placed the baby in the living room after bathing her, she went into the bathroom again to get something.

"Just for that short while, she found the baby missing when she returned to the living room. We were all anxious when blood stains were spotted on the floor," said the grandmother in grief.

She added that the baby was later found outside the house with wounds all over her body.

The baby's mother said they noticed that a fierce monkey used to appear in the housing area in the recent two months after they had lived there for about 20 years.

While they used to prevent the monkey from entering the house, she said it still found the opportunity to sneak into the property following their negligence.

According to the family neighbors, the female monkey kept in the baby's house could have "aroused" the male monkey to "trespass " into the house and "kidnap" the baby.

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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