Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: One of the three injured who were rammed by a bus outside the Lion safari inside Nandankanan Zoological Park on January 3, died late Sunday night while undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

The deceased, Amiya Bharimal, was from Mahuria village in Khurda district.

Bharimal along with his two friends were moving inside the zoo when the safari bus hit them from behind. They were admitted to a private hospital in the city following the incident.

While the two others had sustained minor injuries, Bharimal’s condition was critical and was undergoing treatment in ICU.

Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased demanded arrest of the zoo officials alleging that Bharimal died due to the negligence of the zoo authorities.

"The incident occurred due to the carelessness of the safari driver, said Deputy Director of Nandankanan Zoological Park, Jayant Kumar Das.