Chennai: In a horrifying case of animal cruelty, four students of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, allegedly tortured and killed a monkey (aged about 11-12 months), and buried her on the premises.
The brutal incident comes to light months after two medicos in Chennai flung a dog off a terrace.
Meanwhile, an FIR has been filed in the case that took place in Vellore and all four students of the college have been suspended.
As per Chennai-based animal welfare activist Shravan Krishnan, the female bonnet macaque had strayed into the hostel on November 19.
"The four medicos caught her with a blanket, tied her hands and then tortured her in front of other students, beating her with sticks and belts, breaking her legs and jaws, and finally put a rod up her anus and killed her," he said.
The incident took place at around 12.30 pm.
"The hostel general secretary immediately informed the college authorities," Krishnan added.
Upon exhuming the monkey's body, it was revealed that she had multiple fractures. The monkey's hands were tied behind her back, a telephone cord tied around her neck and a sharp object inserted from the rear, said The Times of India.
The college condemned the act and suspended the students.