For the last few days, students at IIT Bombay are having a tough time. No, it's got nothing to do with exam pressure. Over a dozen monkeys have wreaked havoc on the Powai campus for the last few days, eating the students' food and sleeping on their beds.
"Though they've always been there on the campus, the numbers seem to be increasing by the day," a student told Times Of India.
Most of these attacks apparently happen during the morning when they leave their rooms to attend lectures. "If one ever forgets to properly lock their rooms, these monkeys destroy clothes and valuables," another student told Hindustan Times.
IIT-B students took to their in-house magazine — Insight — to share their problems, especially since the college authorities have not been very helpful.
"If one ever forgets to properly lock their room or keeps it open, these monkeys completely change the orientation of rooms destroying clothes and valuables... Students also found monkeys sleeping on their beds in their hostel rooms.They also upturn waste-bins and scatter the trash in the entire wing if they do not find something to eat in them."
The students have been advised to be "more careful" and lock their rooms even if they step out for five minutes.
They have also been asked carry a small stick while roaming in the corridors and burst crackers in their hostel wings.
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