Hyderabad: Another incident of animal cruelty has come to the fore. This time from Khammam district of Telangana. Three men caught hold of a male monkey that had fallen into a well and hanged it on a tree to scare other monkeys.

Apart from hanging the monkey, the three culprits, one of them let his pet dogs jump and bite the monkey as it was struggling to breathe. The entire brutal act was recorded by one of the three men.

The video shared on social media has enraged netizens who demanded stringent punishment for those involved in such crime.

The incident happened at Sathupalli village in Khammam district on June 26. It is said that the areas surrounding here are suffering from monkey menace and villagers are angered by this.

And when a troop of monkeys entered the village on June 26, angered villagers were waiting to teach the monkey a lesson and instill fear among them and hence resorted to such a cruel act.

Following the video going viral, the Range Forest Officer of Sathupalli, Venkateshwarlu along with police arrived and arrested the three seen in the video and booked them under Wildlife Protection Act.

"The accused wanted to scare other monkeys by hanging the one which was caught. We found the carcass in a decomposed state. The accused are being booked under the Wildlife Protection Act,” the officer said.