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Father mistakes son for monkey, shoots him dead

Old 08-26-12, 01:33 PM
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A farmer in southern Nepal mistook his son for a monkey trying to steal his crops and shot the 12-year-old dead, police said on Sunday.

Chitra Bahadur Pulami had been climbing a tree to chase away macaques that had become a nuisance to the family but his father Gupta Bahadur, 55, spotted the boy and opened fire, wrongly believing him to be one of the animals.

"The son was hiding in a tree at their farm to chase away monkeys that used to come searching for food in the maize field," said Arun Poudel, deputy superintendent of police in the remote Arghakhanchi district

"The son died on the spot after Gupta Bahadur mistakenly thought there was a monkey in the tree and opened fire. Our preliminary investigation shows that the father was unaware that his son had gone to the maize field to chase the monkeys.

"Both Gupta Bahadur and the gun that he used in shooting his son are now under the custody of the police."

The three species of monkey native to Nepal, the rhesus and Assamese macaque and the common langur, are considered sacred and farmers normally try to scare them away from their crops without injuring the animals.

"I realized my mistake only when my son fell down and got stuck in one of the tree's branches," the farmer was quoted as telling police by the Nepali nagariknews.com website after the incident, on Friday.

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Guns don't kill people....

people kill monkey people.
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Other news sources say his son, was in fact, a monkey.
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Looks like George Allen wasn't so insensitive after all.

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Watch the monkey get hurt...monkey.
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I have to know if the father leaned right or left wing before I have a reaction.
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Watch the monkey get hurt...monkey.
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Jesus, between the farmer in Nepal who bit the cobra to death and this, I've learned a very valuable lesson: don't piss off Nepalese farmers.
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So I'm guessing the son was black?
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Looks like George Allen wasn't so insensitive after all.

The guy who produced Lost In Space?
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So I'm guessing the son was black?
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That monkey is a photochop contest waiting to happen
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So, the monkey is uninjured then? Whew!
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"Both Gupta Bahadur and the gun that he used in shooting his son are now under the custody of the police."
I bet the gun walks free! This happens EVERY FUCKING TIME!
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Worst of all, the real monkey is still out there.
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That's why Darwinism must be stopped! If people can't be distinguished from monkeys, this sort of horror will become widespread!
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So what, Nepal is now becoming the Florida of Asia?
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Why did the monkey boy fall out of the tree?

Because it was dead.
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We need to ban monkeys!
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The guy who produced Lost In Space?
That would be Irwin Allen
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If I name-checked Casimira from Gilbert Hernandez's Human Diastrophism, would anybody get the reference?
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u guys are mean but funny but mean
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That would be Irwin Allen
No no no. You're thinking of George Irwin. Common mistake.

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If I name-checked Casimira from Gilbert Hernandez's Human Diastrophism, would anybody get the reference?
If I Googled and Wikipedia'ed them I might.
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All the guy needs is the Monkey's Paw... he can get his son back.
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