Hyderabad: Metro Rail worker Mukesh who jumped into an enclosure of African lions at the Nehru Zoological Park here was sentenced to four months imprisonment by a court on Saturday. The incident happened on May 22.
The Special Magistrate’s Court sentenced Mukesh to four months and four days jail and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him. As he was in remand since his arrest he was released from prison.
The 35-year-old Mukesh, hailing from Rajasthan, was drunk when he jumped into an enclosure of African lions to shake hands with the two lions inside. After jumping into the enclosure Mukesh fell into the moat inside it.
Caretaker Papaiah saw Mukesh swimming in the moat towards the lions. He ran towards the parapet, climbed on it, and shouted at the lions to move them away from Mukesh.
Mukesh was pulled out immediately by other staffers. He was later arrested by the Bahadurpura police under provisions of the Wildlife Act and for tresspassing....