New Delhi : Gunjan Upadhyaya, 27, still remembers his “fist fight” a few years ago with a monkey that had snatched his bananas. “Of course, I lost and in the process got bit as well,” he recollects.

The Indian capital has always faced a monkey menace which has even led the government to hire ‘hitmen’ and langurs, a long-tailed simian breed that is hostile to rhesus monkeys, to scare away the marauders that are now threatening government offices and even the police headquarters.

About 40 men dressed as langurs had been hired by the government to drive away monkeys after realising that they cannot be stopped from spreading panic inside even the venerable Parliament House.

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