Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): A man was mauled to death by lions at the Chhatbir Zoo in Zirakpur area of Punjab on Sunday afternoon.

“It was an unfortunate incident. Around 2:20 pm, our patrolling team got information that a person jumped the wall and entered inside the compound,” the zoo’s filed director M Sudhagar said.

“Immediately our guards informed about this to animal management and security management team. Soon they reached the spot and stopped proving the car services. After reaching there, the team saw that the lion was holding the man through his neck,” added Sudhagar.

The patrolling team later went inside the compound and brought the man out. He was later shifted to a nearby hospital.

“We immediately took the man to a nearby government hospital after seeing that his condition is really critical. Later he died in the hospital,” the official said. The victim has not yet been identified. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.