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White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

by AFP
An irate White Tiger staring at a student after he fell in its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo on Tuesday. The Tiger killed him later. Photo - PTI
Witnesses said the tiger grabbed the young man by the neck as horrified onlookers at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi screamed and threw sticks and stones to try to save him

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