In today's episode of Man vs. Wild, a wild monkey took away a towel containing Rs 1 lakh from a man stuck in a traffic jam in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur area.
Reportedly, the incident took place in Jabalpur’s Katav Ghat area on September 30th. The man was traveling in an autorickshaw along with two others, Majholi police station in-charge Sachin Singh said.
“When the three came out of the vehicle to peer ahead and find out what was causing the traffic jam, a monkey took away a towel in which ₹1 lakh cash was wrapped. It shook the towel after climbing up a tree, spreading currency notes all around. The owner managed to collect ₹56,000, while the rest got lost,” he explained in a statement to The Hindu.
Much to the owner's despair, the area doesn't have CCTV cameras and thus it was nearly impossible to ascertain who took the rest of the cash. As there was no evidence found against anyone, no case of theft could be registered.
Police said that locals in the area often provide food to the monkeys and hence the animals sometimes try to enter the vehicles hoping to find some food. The complainant has been directed to go to another police station and seek help there.
(With inputs from The Hindu)