There was high drama at the National Zoological Park on Sunday when the security guards near the ticket-checking gate tried to stop a woman, allegedly a foreigner, from taking food into the zoo, resulting in a brawl.
Food items are banned inside the park, popular as the Delhi Zoo. The zoo administration claimed that the female visitor, accompanied by two men, wanted to take food inside. The trouble started when these visitors were near the separate ticket window meant for foreigners (as they are charged Rs 100 against the regular Rs 20 for Indians). Also, all bags, purses and containers are checked to prevent food items, cigarettes and other prohibited items being taken into the zoo premises.
“The guards stopped her, but she insisted and in the resulting fracas, there was a heated exchange between the two women and the visitor was beaten up,” sources said.
Amitabh Agnihotri, zoo’s director, said,“The police are investigating the matter.”