Hyderabad: Man gets jail term for jumping in lion’s enclosure

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: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:October 2, 2016 7:37 pm

A 35-year-old man, who jumped into a lion’s enclosure at Nehru Zoological Park here in May in 2016, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by a local court.

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.

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As the prison period was already served by him, he was released. 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.