Man’s mauled entire body uncovered in tigers’ cage at Bahawalpur Zoo – Pakistan

Man’s mauled entire body uncovered in tigers’ cage at Bahawalpur Zoo – Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR: In a shocking incident, a mauled and mutilated body of an unknown gentleman was uncovered in the tigers’ cage at the area zoo termed ‘Shair Bagh’ (lion yard) under mysterious conditions on Wednesday.

As for every wildlife division resources, it would seem the tigers ate some of the flesh of the body’s lessen torso, like legs. The target, unidentified so considerably, was clad in trousers and shirt.

The human overall body was allegedly identified by a zoo personnel when he went to the cage in the early morning to feed the four tigers kept there.

On receipt of the information and facts about the recovery of a man’s human body from the tigers’ cage, Deputy Commissioner Zaheer Anwar Jappa, accompanied by Rescue 1122 District Unexpected emergency Officer (DEO) Baqir Hussain, rushed to the zoo.

The zoo was recognized in 1940s throughout the reign of (now defunct) Bahawalpur State’s late ruler Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V.

The DC explained that a complete inquiry into the mysterious demise of a man in the tigers’ cage would be done and the negligent zoo officials would be taken to job.

He claimed so much none has contacted the law enforcement or zoo administration to claim the system.

The police officers and forensic teams, who also arrived at zoo, gathered evidence from the scene.

The rescuers later shifted the overall body to the morgue of Bahawal Victoria Healthcare facility(BVH) for the postmortem evaluation.

Bahawalpur Division Wildlife Deputy Director Ali Usman Bokhari, who is officiating curator of the zoo, told Dawn that he experienced gone to Multan for an official conference, but experienced to rush back soon after being informed that a man’s entire body had been observed in the tigers’ cage.

He stated quoting the zoo personnel that 1 of them found the fifty percent-eaten human human body when he visited the tigers’ cage on Wednesday early morning.

In accordance to the curator, the useless guy appeared to be a drug addict or mentally challenged, introducing that however the tigers had mauled the body and eaten the flesh of decrease torso, the victim’s encounter and higher areas were however intact.

Bokhari, like other zoo officials, expressed his ignorance when requested how the gentleman manged to enter the tigers’ cage. He said the make a difference is nonetheless to probed.

He mentioned no CNIC or any other document was discovered on the deceased man to identify his identification.

The curator said the overall body has been shifted to BVH for the postmortem assessment, including that the autopsy report may reveal information of the matter.

He reported all through the inquiry, the evening-change zoo staff would also be questioned how the person got entry to the tigers’ cage.

Meanwhile, Punjab caretaker Main Minister Mohsin Naqvi, getting observe of the incident, sought a report from the Punjab wildlife secretary and the Bahawalpur commissioner.

Mr Naqvi ordered a complete inquiry into the man’s demise in the tigers’ cage, apart from security audit of the zoo. He also requested rigid action towards the negligent zoo officers.

In accordance to an formal handout, Commissioner Dr Ehtasham Anwar Mahar has constituted a committee to carry out a probe into the incident.

The extra deputy commissioner (revenue ) is convener of the inquiry committee, though its associates include the head of forensic section of Quaid-e-Azam Professional medical Faculty (QAMC), Bahawalpur, Forest Conservators Sheikh Manzoor Ahmed, Punjab Forensic Science Agency’s nearby head, Rescue 1122 DEO, and in charge of the police crime scene investigation, Punjab.

The committee has been directed to post its initial report within just 24 hrs and a in depth report, fixing the accountability for the incident, within just seven times.

Printed in Dawn, December 7th, 2023