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CHALAKUDY, INDIA - NOVEMBER 12: Monkeys look on from a branch at Vazhachal Forest Range during a visit by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to the elephant corridor, on November 12, 2013 near Chalakudy in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India. The Prince of Wales' visited the 2, 200 acre elephant corridor to view first-hand the success of elephant corridors in mitigating wildlife/human conflict and to highlight the work being done to prevent the illegal wildlife trade. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

What a very strange and tragic story out of India.

A newborn baby was killed last week when a pack of monkeys stole him from his parents and then threw him off a roof.

According to reports, the father of the child was with his wife and child standing on their thrid floor roof terrace when the monkeys surrounded them.

Again, according to reports, the father tried running away from them, holing his four-month old, when the baby fell out of his hands and to the ground, and one of the monkeys grabbing him, before the father could, and threw him over the side.

The child died immediately.

Family members tried to help but they were too late.  The monkeys attacked them as well.

This apparently is NOT uncommon in India.  Three years ago, a pack of wild monkeys chased a 60 year old women off of her roof, falling to her death.

Four years ago, a monkey fatally bit a 12 day old child after taking him from his mother.