Tourists from Chhattisgarh attacked at Nandankanan Zoo


Bhubaneswar: A group of tourists from neighbouring Chhattisgarh were allegedly attacked inside Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

As per sources, an alteration broke out near the ticket counter of the zoo on Sunday afternoon. The tourists from Chhattisgarh alleged that though they had bought tickets to visit all the safaris of the zoo, they were not allotted vehicles even after three hours of wait. Following this, Some staff of the zoo and locals reportedly attacked at least 26 visitors leaving five of them critically injured.

Based on a complaint from the tourists, Nandankanan police detained some attackers. Further inquiry is underway.


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