A Royal Bengal Tigress mauled a zoo attendant to death after 3 gates leading to her cage were left open.
The mistake led to the death of 35-year-old Poulash Karmakar.
He was killed after entering the enclosure of 8-year-old Chippi.
He was there to clean her water pond.
The police have launched an investigation after the attack of the Royal Bengal Tigress.
The incident happened in Arunachal Pradesh, a state located in the North East part of India.
Raya Flago, a zoo curator, released a statement about the incident.
The statement reads:
The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Tuesday. I was informed of the incident by one of our animal attendants. When I reached the zoo along with a doctor and other staff, Poulash Karmakar was already dead. He was found bleeding from the face.
It was later found out that the 3 gates that led to the cage of the tigress were left open.
Chippi, an 8-year-old tigress, has been staying in the zoo since 2013.
Zoo bosses said that Mr. Karmakar was attacked while on duty as an attendant in Itanagar City’s Biological Park.
The victim was a resident of Dhekiajuli, a town located in the neighbouring state of Assam.
Mama Natung, the Environment and Forest Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, confirmed the horrible incident on Twitter.
In a tweet that they made, they said:
Visited the zoo to take stock. Govt will duly compensate for the irreparable loss. Prayers for the departed soul.
An official investigation has been launched for the case.
Forensic teams are currently examining the body of the victim.
Kamdam Sikom, the Itanagar SDPO (Sub-Divisional Police Officer), released a statement about the incident.
Police did not see anything suspicious and it seems to be a case of negligence as per preliminary investigation.
The body will be handed over to the family members of the victim after forensic examinations will be carried out.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, may his soul rest in peace.