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Delhi zoo tragedy: Curious visitors flock to see white tiger

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It was “curiosity” and “inquisitiveness” that brought many visitors to the Delhi zoo on Wednesday, a day after a white tiger mauled and killed a 20-year-old youth after he fell into the animal’s enclosure.

Many visitors spoke to agreed that it was only after they heard and saw footage of the goose bump-inducing incident that they decided to visit the zoo and see the tiger that “killed the youth” on Tuesday.

“I belong to Lucknow, and it was only after I read about yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) incident in the newspapers that I decided to come to the Delhi zoo. Otherwise, this trip was not planned,” said D.C. Gupta, a visitor.

Echoing similar sentiments, Mukul Chopra, a resident of Mayur Vihar in east Delhi, said his family decided to visit the National Zoological Park in central Delhi after they heard about the incident.

A guard at the zoo told that though the zoo always sees “good rush”, more people came Wednesday.

“The rush, especially after yesterday’s incident, is only going to increase as people are curious about the tiger,” the guard, who did not wish to be named said.

The buzz at the zoo was about the white tiger named Vijay who killed 20-year-old Maksood after he fell into the animal’s moat.

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