Bystanders actually cheered when the macaque was bound up tightly and had a rope placed around his neck before being caged. The monkey was clearly aggravated by the undoubtedly stressful situation - AFP reported that when one onlooker patted his forehead, the macaque hissed in return.
As AFP notes, monkeys are highly regarded in the Hindu religion and are often at the center of antics that disturb the peace - but rarely garner this much public humiliation. Only once the monkey was placed inside a cage was he freed from his bindings and given grapes to eat - in front of a crowd who despised him and wanted nothing more than to see him gone. As the photos below show, his sorrow spoke volumes.
Despite the cruel, public manner in which the primate was captured and paraded around, the city plans to set him up with a new life in the countryside.