In a very shocking incident, a woman was arrested for scaring commuters with monkey and then extorting money from them.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, on Monday, the government railway police (GRP) arrested a woman who used to scare the commuters with monkey and then extort money from them at Ram Mandir Station.
The GRP officials have said that, the woman who was arrested, was a beggar and would leave her monkey on the local train commuters from Palghar to Bandra and would demand money from the commuters to take the monkey back.
Santosh Kank, a forest official, told Hindustan Times, “The monkey was from the forest of Nanded and was trained by the woman to harass commuters and not leave without money.” He also added that had also received complaints from a NGO, which had warned the woman before. But the woman still continued doing the same.
After being arrested, the woman was presented before the court where she and the monkey were remanded in forest authorities’ custody for two days. The court on Tuesday, ordered the forest officials to release the monkey into the wild. Santosh Kank, told the newspaper, “We have arrested the woman and will take the monkey to the forest after a check-up by the animal doctors.”