A White Bengal Tiger named Vijay killed a man at National Zoological Park of New Delhi.
Eyewitnesses and zoo officials said the young man, who was later identified as Maksood, 20, a resident of Anand Parbat in Delhi, had “crossed the stand-off barrier” of the white tiger’s enclosure and then fell or jumped into the moat which separated the enclosure from the visitors’ gallery.
The tiger kills the man after silently watching him for 15 minutes.
Initial reports described him as a schoolboy or student, but Delhi police later said he was a 20-year-old factory worker. The victim’s parents told police that he had received treatment for mental illness.