A Class 12 student on Tuesday was killed by a white tiger after he jumped into the animal’s enclosure in Delhi Zoo, an official said.
“The youth himself jumped into the tiger’s cage. We are trying to ascertain his identity,” R.A. Khan, curator, National Zoological Park, Delhi, told IANS.
The incident took place around 1:30 pm on Tuesday. The tiger mauled the 17-year-old youth, killing him.
According to zoo officials, white tiger attacked on his neck and ate some part of his head. His body is still in Delhi Zoo.
Police and other investigative agencies are on the spot along with zoo director and other officials.
However, some eyewitnesses claim that that the barricade was low and the tiger jumped on the young boy who was watching the animals.
Others said the zoo’s security guards arrived only about 20 minutes after the boy fell.