Man Who Jumped Into Lion’s Enclosure Gets 4 Months Jail

Mukesh worked as a labourer with L&T Metro Rail in Hyderabad - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: A 35-year-old man, who jumped into a lion's enclosure at Nehru Zoological Park here in May this year, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by a local court.

On May 22, Mukesh, a native of Sikar district in Rajasthan, crossed the barricade of the African lion enclosure in an inebriated state, despite warnings by the security staff, and jumped inside it to go near the lion but was rescued unhurt by an alert animal keeper

The court on Saturday convicted Mukesh under relevant sections of IPC and Wild Life (Protection) Act and sentenced him to four months and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him, Bahadurpura police station Inspector Harish Kaushik said.

As he was in remand since his arrest he was released from prison.

On May 22, Mukesh, a native of Sikar district in Rajasthan, crossed the barricade of the African lion enclosure in an inebriated state, despite warnings by the security staff, and jumped inside it to go near the lion but was rescued unhurt by an alert animal keeper.

He worked as a labourer with L&T Metro Rail in Hyderabad. Subsequently, Mukesh was arrested and sent in remand. Later, a charge sheet was filed against him.


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