Engineering student jumps inside white tigers' enclosure in Madhya Pradesh, scares big cats
Yashonandan Kaushik, a resident of Anand Nagar in Gwalior, scaled the boundary wall and jumped inside the enclosure and challenged tigers for a fight.
BHOPAL: An engineering student jumped into an enclosure of two white tigers for a fight, but he ended up scaring them.
It took nearly an hour for the local police and zoo keepers to rescue the student.
The incident took place at Gwalior's Gandhi Zoo in Madhya Pradesh around 5 pm on Monday.
Yashonandan Kaushik, a resident of Anand Nagar in Gwalior, scaled the boundary wall and jumped inside the enclosure and challenged the tigers' for a fight.
Stunned visitors witnessed how he made "exaggerated movements" for one hour to tempt the white tigers'.
He climbed the wall and jumped in, believing that the ferocious predators will attack him. Instead, the two captive tigers got scared and ran away. Yashonandan started luring the tigers, by dancing erratically and grimacing at them, but nothing happened.
As Kaushik continued challenging them, one of the zoo keepers went inside and locked the tigers' inside.
He was detained by police and left after interrogation. His father Ashok Kaushik told police that Yashonandan is studying at IPS Academy college, Indore. He is a student of electronic communication.
His family members assured police that he would be taken to a medical centre for a psychiatric counselling.