New Delhi: The institution that is known for driving lot human beings up the wall has now been caught up in the hassle to drive out notorious rival simians (monkey). The students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT Bomaby) are caught up in the menace of coping up with attacks by monkeys in the lookout for food.
The 550-acre widespread campus that is located next to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park has also been occasional home for the strayed leopards from the adjoining National Park. However, monkeys remain the most frequent visitors of the prestigious institution.
Commenting on the menace, IIT-B spokesperson Falguni Benerjee-Naha said, “We have approached BMC and Forest authorities, after several students complained of the aggressive behaviour of monkeys.”
The IIT-B students complained about food and personal belongings of students being stolen from hostel rooms and students being chased by troops of monkeys. They further added, maximum ‘monkey business’ happens in the morning when they leave their rooms for lectures.
In a strange way to cope up with the monkey business, the students are advised to set-off the fire crackers in the corridors in order to chase away the rival simians.