Lions kill youth in Lahore Safari Park, remains recovered

Published: February 26, 2020
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A Reuters file photo of a lion

A Reuters file photo of a lion

LAHORE: 

Officials in Lahore’s Safari park have recovered bloodied clothes and remains of a person from an enclosure housing lions.

The youth, reported missing for two days by family, reportedly left home to collect hay for cattle but never returned. 18-year-old.

Park officials now suspect that the remains are of 18-year-old Bilal, the missing youth. The youth’s uncle has said the family sought the help of park officials for locating him.

Deputy Director Chaudhry Shafqat Ali, a senior park official, said the youth might have jumped the fence into the lion enclosure and added that all visitors are given tours on dedicated cards.

“It is impossible for anyone to waltz in like that.”

An inquiry has been launched into the incident and the remains have been sent for a forensic examination.

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  • Kalyani
    Mar 3, 2020 - 2:48PM

    Only hungry animals kill . It shows they were not well fed. The zoo authorities should look into this . Recommend

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