"The youth himself jumped into the tiger's cage. We are trying to ascertain his identity," R.A. Khan, curator, National Zoological Park, Delhi said. However, eyewitnesses state otherwise saying that the barricade of the Tiger's enclosure was low and that the boy slipped and fell into it.
Dead body of the student mauled by a white tiger in a zoo in Delhi pic.twitter.com/OCQChFI7BD— ANI (@ANI_news) September 23, 2014
Many claim that there weren't many security guards or zoo personnel in the vicinity who could come to the rescue of the boy. The tiger mauled the youth, killing him.
The incident took place at 1:30 pm.
OneIndia News (with agency updates)