Thirteen monkeys were found dead in a tank in the Cachar district of Assam.
They were found dead in the Katirail water supply plant of the Silchar subdivision public health engineering department, officials said.
Pradipta K Dey, a junior engineer in the department, said the bodies of monkeys were found floating in a tank at the Katirail water supply plant.
“The forestry authorities recovered the bodies and sent them for a post-mortem examination. Although the exact reason for the simians’ death is known after obtaining the autopsy report, it is suspected that some people may have poisoned the tank” , did he declare.