Asif, who was apparently not mentally sound and hailed from Kapali near here in Seraikela-Kharswan district, was removed from the enclosure and admitted to government-run M G M Hospital, sources said.
“We are trying to find out the intention behind his illegal entry into the enclosure,” police said.
Meanwhile, zoo authorities tested the tiger and no harm was caused to it, Director Vipul Chakraborty said.
Asked whether the security arrangement would be tightened following the incident, Chakraborty said “We are reviewing all aspects regarding safety of animals.”
On what could be the intention of Asif, he said, “He is in police custody. I can not say what was his intention.”