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.
The incident occurred at around 12.30 pm on Thursday, when Rehan Khan entered into the enclosure of a lion at the Delhi zoo.
According to Joint Police Commissioner Devesh Chandra Srivastava, Khan was rescued by the zoo authorities unhurt.
“Khan is a resident of Bihar and came to Delhi to visit the city, ” he told IANS.
The incident had led to panic after visitors spotted him inside the enclosure.
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.