Siliguri, 10th January: A monkey kept chained in a house in Siliguri's South Ektiyasal area for a long time has been freed today with the help of an animal welfare organization in collaboration with the Forest Department.
Reportedly, according to Shiven Chakraborty, a resident of the South Ektiyasal area, about 4 years ago, a monkey was found in an injured state near Eastern Bypass. After getting the injured monkey treated, he kept it in his house. Since then he had been taking care of the monkey. Priya Rudra, a member of the Animal Welfare Association learned about the monkey. After which, she along with the Salugara Forest Department freed the monkey from Shiven's residence. It is being told that the said monkey will be released in the Bengal Safari Park.
It is to be noted, that according to the rules of the Forest Department, no wild animal can be reared in the house. Legal actions will be taken against the ones who will violate the said law.