‘Mentally disturbed’ man jumps in lion’s enclosure at Delhi zoo
New Delhi: A 21-year-old man entered into a lion’s enclosure in Delhi zoo on Thursday but was rescued by the authorities, police said.
Delhi: A man entered into enclosure of a lion at Delhi Zoo after climbing its metal grille. He was later brought out safely. DCP(Southeast) says “He’s Rehan Khan, a 28-yr-old man from Bihar. He seems to be mentally unstable.He was immediately brought out without any injury” (ANI) pic.twitter.com/FMslazg698
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Joint Police Commissioner Devesh Chandra Srivastava said: “Rehan Khan is a resident of Bihar and came to Delhi to visit the city.”
On Thursday, Khan entered into the enclosure of a lion at the Delhi zoo but was rescued by the zoo authorities unhurt, he said.
The incident had led to pandemonium in the zoo.
According to another senior police officer, the man is ‘mentally disturbed’.
In 2014, a white tiger named Vijay had attacked and killed a man who jumped over a barricade into an enclosure at the Delhi zoo. The deceased was identified as Maqsood, a factory worker and resident of central Delhi’s Anand Parbat. His parents had said that the 19-year-old was mentally ill.