Raipur: A tiger at the Jungle Safari in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, pursued a tourist transport on Friday evening following which two authorities of the Jungle safari were sacked for disregarding safety practice.
The bunch of tourists was a part of a forest safari when they saw two tigers battling. Then out of nowhere, one of the tigers attempted to get curtain on the window of their transport.
As the tiger attempted to assault the transport, a tourist requested that the driver rush off, after which the beast gave a pursuit.
After a video of the occurrence went to the notification of senior authorities, the driver of the transport and the visit manage were sacked, authorities said.
“The duty of the vehicle’s driver Omprakash Bharti and guide Naveen Puraina were ended. They disregarded the safari’s standard convention,” Nandanvan Jungle Safari Director M Mercy Bella said.
“According to our initial inquiry, the video was shot by the guide. Drivers and guides are qualified to guarantee the security of animals and guests at the safari, yet these two staff overlooked protocol. Rather than quickening the vehicle, they ought to have paused and allowed the situation to normalize” the authority included.
The safari executive said a forest guard responsible for the tourist vehicle had been given a show-cause notice.