The incident, that befell between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., created a sensation and word shortly unfold through the town.
Eyewitnesses and zoo officers aforesaid the young man, who was later known as Maqsood, a resident of Anand Parbat in Delhi, was leaning against the moat that separated the tiger enclosure from the visitors’ gallery, tumbled into the dry fosse and instantly was face to face with the six-foot-long tiger that itself appeared at the start shocked on seeing the human intrusion.
“As shortly because the youth slipped and fell into the moat, the tiger approached him and wordlessly watched him for nearly 15 minutes,” Bittoo, an looker, who recorded the complete incident on his mobile, told media persons.
He aforesaid what probably angry the tiger to attack the person was once onlookers and a guard tried to divert its attention by pelting stones at it.
“Everyone was succession stones and creating noises to divert the tiger’s attention,” Bittoo added. “It was then that the tiger pounced on the youth with his paw and dragged him within his enclosure by his neck,” Bittoo added .
Another looker Himanshu said: “The man was cowering in concern and perceived to be pleading with doubled hands to the tiger to spare him. The barricading round the tiger was hardly 2 to 3 feet tall.
”But National Zoological Park curator R.A. Khan told that the youth himself jumped into the tiger’s enclosure.
“The tiger was later fast up,” Khan aforesaid.
He added that animals living in natural surround tend to become aggressive.
The space wherever the white tiger stays includes of a moat, a natural area for the animal to stray around and a concrete enclosure.
The National Zoological Park, placed within the centre of the capital and one amongst the oldest within the country, is contact 176 acres is home to regarding 1,556 totally different birds and animals. Delhi zoo sees footfalls of 5,000 to 6,000 on weekdays and 12,000 to 13,000 on weekends.