A video of a monkey punching a little girl and sending her rolling down few stairs have gone viral.

According to reports, the video was shared by The China Global TV Network, but whereabouts of the girl remain unknown.

In the footage, the child and her mother is seen feeding a monkey. The primate was initially seen happily picking food grains from their hands and shovelling them into its mouth.

However, the older woman appeared to tease the monkey and it immediately reacted violently by punching the little girl on her face.

The force with which the animal attacked the girl was too much for the girl who tumbled down a few steps and landed flat on her face.

However, not much is known about the injury of the child.