Commuters in the northern Indian city of Anpur have bore witness to amazing events on Saturday as a monkey saved the life of its companion.
The monkey fell from electrified wires above the tracks after a shock rendered it unconscious.
For 20 minutes it attempted to wake its compatriot, striking and biting it before dragging it to a nearby puddle. The submergence was sufficient to wake the comatose primate who sat bewildered but nonetheless alive alongside its champion. The touching scenes belie a more serious problem of habitat destruction due to human expansion across the subcontinent.
While seen as a nuisance to some, conservationists condemn deforestation which forces monkeys to enter towns and cities in search of food and shelter.